Thursday, January 20
Robert St. John and Anthony Thaxton
THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND ART OF THE ISLANDER
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Join us as ROBERT ST. JOHN and ANTHONY THAXTON discuss their recent book, Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of The Islander, a gorgeous companion
piece to their moving documentary film airing on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
Lavishly illustrated, this comprehensive book presents the amazing world of Walter
Inglis Anderson in a thoughtful progression of his art and through poignant stories and
observations by his wife, Sissy, and their four children: Mary, Billy, Leif, and John (who
also wrote the foreword). Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of The
Islander contains numerous rare photographs, artwork never before seen, and
paintings lost through Hurricane Katrina. It’s the extraordinary story of a man called
“America’s Van Gogh.”
artTALK is free and open to the public; desserts and beverages provided.
Sponsored by West Quality Food Service, Inc.