Presented as part of the Museum’s Mountain Voices series. To register for this FREE Zoom presentation, please email Rebecca Enman at [email protected]
In September 1915, Laurie Whitehill’s grandparents, and four other hikers, were stranded for five days in the newly built Lake-of-the-Clouds hut on Mt. Washington. Trapped by a raging snowstorm, they endured bitter cold, scant food, and no means of communication with the outside world. Listen to their story, retold by the artist, accompanied by anecdotes and images from the making of Laurie’s limited edition artist book.
During her career as Special Collections Librarian and Curator of Artists’ Books at Rhode Island School of Design, Laurie Whitehill made use of her BFA in Illustration from RISD and her MLS from the University of Rhode Island, to teach with and about book treasures from the collection, and to create her own works of art in book form. An avid hiker and lover of the White Mountains, now in retirement, she explores the equally beautiful mountains of California, and continues to make art.
Free and open to the public.