Excited to be part of "Page Rippers" Opening February 10th @Location Gallery in Savannah, Ga
“Page Rippers” February 10th to February 19th
Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 5-8 pm
Gallery profits from show benefit Savannah Book Festival
About the Show: Published in 1939, “The Damned Don’t Cry” by Harry Hervey, made Savannah the scene of a best seller that electrified the city. 19 local artists “illustrate” a page ripped from this beloved potboiler. All 12” x16” work is displayed next to the “ripped” page. Page number is the artwork title. This is a juried show and silent auction. Artists include Stacie Jean Albano, Jimmy Butcher, Lyn Bonham, Lennie Ciliento, Laurie Darby, Joy Dunigan, Cathy Jarman, Bellamy Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Tiffany O’Brien, Lisa Ocampo, Preston Orr, Juliana Peloso, Peter E. Roberts, Cedric Smith, Daniel E. Smith, Shelley Smith, Bryan Stovall and Lisa D. Watson.
About the Book: Born on the wrong side of the tracks in Savannah, Zelda O’Brien grows up unsullied in a dismal and sordid world. She falls in love with the aristocratic Dan Carter, and nearly succeeds in breaking with her squalid past until it catches up with her. Years later, she returns to the city to try to get her revenge, with tragic consequences. Powerful in spots, this naturalistic novel upset Savannah and has recently been returned to print. Long before “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, “The Damned Don’t Cry” shocked Savannahians and made its author a pariah before he was consigned to oblivion. It also highlights the fascinating love-hate relationship between Hervey and the city of Savannah. Book is available at E. Shaver’s.
About the Author: Harry Hervey was born in Beaumont, Texas, on November 5th, 1900, but was educated in Savannah, Georgia and Tennessee. He started writing at about age eight and sold his first work to H. L. Mencken at the age of sixteen. He spent much of his life at Savannah’s old Desoto Hotel, as his mother was in charge of housekeeping from 1923 to 1957. Harry Hervey was a screenwriter for such classic movies as “The Road to Singapore” and other “Road” films with Hope and Crosby.
About Savannah Book Festival: The Savannah Book Festival is an annual event, free and open to the public, in celebration of the written word and its role in improving the human experience. Our mission is to promote reading, writing and civil conversation.
LOCATION GALLERY @Austin Hill Realty features group and solo art shows by local Savannah artists. Profits from show are donated to local non-profits.
Peter E. Roberts, Gallery Director email@example.com
Location Gallery @ Austin Hill Realty
417 Whitaker St
Savannah, GA 31401