Exhibit of Book Illustrations at New Lucky Street Gallery is a Tribute to Jon McIntosh
The original illustrations of eight Key West artists for the latest Angus and Edmond series of feline travelogues by Gunna Dickson will be on exhibit at Lucky Street Gallery December 4. The previous three volumes were illustrated by Key West artist Jon McIntosh, co-owner of Lucky Street Gallery.
Dickson invited McIntosh’s artist friends to illustrate The Catalonia Adventures of Angus and Edmond as a tribute to the talented and well-loved “Tosh” after he passed unexpectedly due to a short illness.
In this fourth book of the series, the Angora-mix brothers are back from their Italian adventure. Angus tries out for the Animal Olympics swim team and Edmond learns to speak Spanish. They help clean up post-hurricane Key West and take a celebratory trip to Barcelona.
New York City ‐based writer, editor and translator Gunna Dickson was inspired by her adopted cats to write these travelogues for animal lovers. She collaborated on the three previous Adventures with McIntosh, whose work – from design to illustration, comic strips to children’s books – received many awards.
The artists are well-known in Key West: Judi Bradford, Barb Feinberg, Suellen Crowley Weaver, Karen Beauprie, Lenny Addorisio, Sherry Sweet Tewell, Pam Hobbs and Elizabeth Chamberlain. The book includes remembrances from the author and each artist of their friend Tosh.
This singular exhibit of original illustrations opens 6-8 pm December 4 with a reception at the Lucky Street Gallery, 408 Greene Street. Guests will meet the artists and see the new Lucky Street.
Copies of the book will be available at Books and Books, 533 Eaton Street. Meet the author and the artists at a book signing there, 6 pm the following day, December 5. Proceeds from book sales at this event will be donated to the Anne McKee Artist’s Fund in Tosh’s name.[livemarket market_name="KONK Life LiveMarket" limit=3 category=“” show_signup=0 show_more=0]