Kabuki: The Alchemy

Eva G. Farris Reading Room, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University

August 16 - November 9, 2011

The Exhibit

Artwork from the most recent volume in David Mack's Kabuki series, which, by no coincidence, was the selection for NKU's 2011 Book Connection Program, was exhibited during the fall term in Steely Library's Eva G. Farris Reading Room. On display were two hundred and twelve pages from the first eight chapters of the novel -- that is, the original artwork from which David created the novel -- incorporating painting, pen and ink drawing, and mixed media collage.

First waal of the exhibit
Second wall in the exhibit
Third and fourth walls in the exhibit
Close Ups

David created original drawings directly on the library's walls around and in between the pages of his novel. Below are two examples:

Close up of part one
Close up of part 2
Book Signing
David signing books

Among the several events on campus related to Kabuki: the Alchemy, a book signing was held in the reading room. In the following photo, David prepares to sign a book:

line to have books signed

People line up to have their books signed:

David poses with a group including Rich Shivener from first year programs and Professor Robert Wallace.

David poses with a group including Rich Shivener from first year programs and Professor Robert Wallace.

Steely Library phone number:  859.572.5457