Director and Curator,
| October 8, 1996
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
18th-CENTURY HOGARTH THEATER PRINTS COME TO REED
"Hogarth and the Shows of London," an exhibition of 52 prints inspired by the theater by British satirist William Hogarth, will be on view at Reed College's Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery from November 8 through December 31. The Cooley Gallery is in Reed's library building; viewing hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call the gallery information line at 503/777-7790.
In connection with the exhibition the Reed College theatre, music, and dance departments will present John Gay's The Beggar's Opera on November 8, 9, and 10 (Friday through Sunday) and November 14, 15, and 16 (Thursday through Saturday) at 8 p.m. on Reed's Mainstage Theatre. Tickets are $4 for seniors and $6 for the general public. For reservations, call the theatre box office at 503/777-7284.
Andrew Stevens, curator of prints and drawings at the Elvehjem Museum of Art, who organized "Hogarth and the Shows of London," will lecture on the exhibition on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Reed College psychology auditorium.
The "Hogarth and the Shows of London" exhibition was developed by the Elvehjem Museum of Art at the University Wisconsin-Madison. The show is drawn primarily from the museum's permanent collection and supplemented by a generous loan from Suzanne and Gerald Labiner. A fully illustrated catalog written by Stevens will accompany the exhibition.
The production is to be performed by Reed students under the direction of Kathleen Worley, professor of theatre, with musical direction from Bonnie Garrett, director of private music instruction; Virginia Hancock, associate professor of music; and John Vergin. The dances have been choreographed by Carla Mann, visiting director of dance. Max Muller, director and technical designer for theatre, created the sets and lighting, and the costumes are the work of Carolyn Carr, director and costume designer for the theatre.