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Lunch with LUMA: Edward Gorey: The Cautionary Tale and Unlikely Redemption

Lunch with LUMA: Edward Gorey: The Cautionary Tale and Unlikely Redemption

Wednesday, 26 February 2014
11:30a.m.–12:45p.m.
4th Floor, Information Commons
Lake Shore Campus, LUC

By invitation only! Please contact CCIH (catheritage@luc.edu) for more information.

Pamela Ambrose, Loyola's Director of Cultural Affairs will discuss the work of author and illustrator Edward Gorey and the current LUMA exhibitions "Elegant Enigmas: the Art of Edward Gorey," organized by the Edward Gorey Trust, and "G is for Gorey-C for Chicago: the Collection of Thomas Michalak."

Edward Gorey is well-known for his work as a teller of the cautionary tale, reminiscent of the emphasis on teaching life lessons in fairy tales and parables from the Bible. Edward Gorey's work often focuses on the unfairness of life, the random accident, and the penalties we might suffer for daring. Using examples of his work, Ambrose builds a case for Edward Gorey to be interpreted in the spiritual context of both the Christian parable of the New Testament and Zen literary practices to further a Buddhist spiritual advancement.