2017-10-12 / Community News

Graveyard art author comes to library

Meet the author and the illustrator of “Lasting Impressions: Art, Symbolism, and History Found in Graveyards and Cemeteries,” a book by York resident Paulette Chernack, and her daughter Cassandra Davidson. They will be at McArthur Library on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Chernack has collected hundreds of gravestone rubbings and photographs from cemeteries all over New England. She will discuss how to decode the iconography found on gravestones. The author will also share techniques for creating gravestone rubbings with a hands-on mini workshop.

The book includes over 300 images and an extensive index illustrating the symbolism carved on headstones. Information about how to properly rub a stone, important conservation and preservation notes, and a study guide for educators are also included in the work.

Several examples of rubbings from their amazing collection are currently on display at the library. For more information contact Melanie at McArthur Library, 284-4181 or mtcoombs@mcarthur. library.com

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