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Lies In the Dust: A Tale of Remorse from The Salem Witch Trials

October 6 - November 5, 2014

This exhibition will display work generated in the creation of the new graphic novel, "Lies In The Dust: A Tale Of Remorse From The Salem Witch Trials” (Island Press 2014). Author Jakob Crane's words coupled with illustrator Timothy Decker's narrative art tell the story of Ann Putnam, Jr.--the only one of the accusing girls to ever apologize for her role in the trials. Crane's narrative knocks the dust off of an aspect of our local history that is seldom touched upon-- remorse. Decker's pen and ink art has a naturally dark feel that at times recalls the work of Edward Gorey, but reflects the story of Ann Putnam as described by Crane with a unique sense of purpose.

Jakob Crane is currently at work on a story and graphic art exhibition in conjunction with the Fairfield Museum in Connecticut. This exhibition will tell the tale of the witch trials that took place in Connecticut almost a half-century before the Salem trials.  Timothy Decker is a writer/illustrator whose books include: “The Letter Home” (Front Street 2005) “Run Far, Run Fast” (Front Street 2007) “For Liberty: The Story of the Boston Massacre” (Calkins Creek 2009) and “The Punk Ethic.” 

The Winfisky Gallery is located in the Ellison Campus Center on North Campus. Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am - 2 pm or by appointment at 978.542.7890.

Courtesy image: Cover Lies in the Dust 


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