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In conjunction with the Fall South Pasadena Arts Crawl, the South Pasadena Public Library presents an exhibition featuring the artwork of 11 accomplished artists and illustrators. The artwork—much of it created specifically for this exhibition—is inspired by two beloved literary classics that are celebrating anniversaries in 2018: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein marks its 200th anniversary and Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women its 150th.

The opening reception is Saturday, October 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room at 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena, California, 91030. Throughout the following week the Library will host related programs, including a Louisa May Alcott living history performance, an artists’ panel discussion, a screening of Bride of Frankenstein (1935), an illustrated talk titled “Frankenstein Dissected” and a closing reception. For more information, visit the Library’s website:

Frankenstein Meets Little Women: A Monster Mash is curated by performer and educator Valerie Weich. Weich founded Literary Lives, an educational performing arts outreach program for students and has performed throughout Southern California as Louisa May Alcott. Since 2012 Weich has been researching the lives of Mary and Percy Shelley and Lord Byron at The Huntington Library as an Independent Scholar in order to develop a new one-woman presentation about Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.

I will be exhibiting and selling my Frankenstein Portrait in watercolor and ink.




Programs (all taking place in the Library Community Room)

Saturday, October 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Exhibition Opening Reception

Sunday, October 21, 2:00 p.m.
“Tea with Louisa May Alcott” – A Living History Performance

Thursday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
Artists’ Panel Discussion with Dany Paragouteva, Tim Kirk, and Tony Gleeson

Friday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.
Film Screening: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.
Illustrated Talk: “Frankenstein Dissected” by exhibition curator Valerie Weich

Wednesday, October 31, 7:00 p.m.
Exhibition Closing Reception and Frankenreads, an international celebration organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America

South Pasadena Public Library
1100 Oxley Street
South Pasadena, California, 91030

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