LOWELL — UMass Lowell’s Department of Art & Design greets the fall semester with E is for Elephants, The Etchings of Edward Gorey, on view Sept. 1-Oct. 16 in the University Gallery.
Gorey (1925-2000), a world-renowned author and illustrator, created over 100 published titles, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies and The Wuggly Ump. He illustrated books by authors from Charles Dickens to Samuel Beckett and John Updike to Virginia Woolf, as well as innumerable illustrations for publications including The New Yorker and New York Times. He also designed Tony Award-winning sets and costumes for theater productions and his animated credits for the PBS Mystery! series introduced him to millions of TV viewers.
Special events include a rough cut screening of The Edward Gorey Documentary, directed by Christopher Seufert, in the Comley-Lane Theatre in Mahoney Hall on South Campus on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 5:30 p.m. as part of Downtown Lowell First Thursdays. Curator James Edwards will give a talk on Gorey on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the O’Leary Learning Commons Room 222, also on South Campus, followed by a reception at University Gallery from 6:30-8 p.m.