Illustrators to discuss work at Westport Library
Published 5:35 pm, Thursday, March 10, 2011
Illustrators Maira Kalman and Rick Meyerowitz, whose best-known work may be the "New Yorkistan" cover for the The New Yorker magazine, will discuss their art in a March 31 appearance at the Westport Public Library.
The free program, which will include a video slide show, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the library's McManus Room.
Kalman is an illustrator, author and designer with 12 children's books to her credit. She has also designed fabric for Isaac Mizrahi, accessories for Kate Spade, sets for the Mark Morris Dance Company, and with her late husband Tibor Kalman, accessories for the Museum of Modern Art.
Her latest book, "And the Pursuit of Happiness," is a year long investigation of democracy and how it works. Born in Tel Aviv, Kalman has lived in New York since she was 4 years old.
Meyerowitz, among his works, has illustrated "Rip Van Winkle" with contemporary humor and created his own update of "The Little Engine That Could" with Elvis the Bulldozer.
A Bronx native who studied fine arts at Boston University, he is a long-time contributor to the former National Lampoon, and as the creator of the poster for the movie, "Animal House." His new book, "Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead," is a tribute to his colleagues at National Lampoon, whose influence is reflected in "The Onion" and "South Park."
Copies of Kalman's "And the Pursuit of Happiness" and Meyerowitz's "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great" will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.
For more information, check the library's website, www.westportlibrary.org, or call 203-291-4800.