From Century Girl by Lauren Redniss.Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Redniss
Like Lost, New York’s Stoop Series is going on hiatus until the fall. Also like Lost, we’re going out with a bang: On Thursday night, New York contributing editor Logan Hill will host a free talk at the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn Heights, with two of the city’s most uncategorizable New York artists: Lauren Redniss and Christopher Myers. Redniss was Pulitzer-nominated by the New York Times for her wild “Op Art” editorials — and she composed the brilliant book Century Girl: 100 Years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies. Christopher Myers is an award-slathered children’s-book illustrator and author (Wings, Black Cat, Fly!, Blues Journey) who has exhibited artwork at the Studio Museum in Harlem and P.S. 1. Jabberwocky, his most recent book, recasts Lewis Carroll’s fable on a Brooklyn basketball court. As always, the event, with music by D.J. Eliot Aronow, is free — as is the booze from Brooklyn Brewery and Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
A spread from Lauren Redniss’s Follies-girl bio, Century Girl.Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Redniss
One of Redniss’s “Op-Art” columns from the Times.Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Redniss
An illustration from Chris Myers forthcoming adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky.Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Myers.
Stoop Series, Thurs., June 7, 7–10 p.m.
The Rotunda Gallery 33 Clinton St., Pierrepoint St., Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn; 718-855-7882.
Lauren Redniss [Official site]
Blues Journey by Christopher Myers [Amazon]