Image & Text - In Conversation: Natalie Frank & Jack Zipes

Oct 25, 7pm - 8pm

Image & Text - In Conversation: Natalie Frank & Jack Zipes photo

Dread & Delight artist Natalie Frank and preeminent fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes discuss what their collaborative projects have taught them about the nature of storytelling and the complexity of fairy tales.

  • Jack Zipes is professor emeritus in the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. The author of more than forty books, his recent publications include the first English translation of the original 1812 edition of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, as well as Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards and The Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Anthology of Magical Tales.
  • New York-based artist Natalie Frank is recognized for her expressive figurative paintings and drawings. A graduate of Yale and Columbia University, her illustrations of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm have been exhibited at the Drawing Center in New York, The Blanton Museum at the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Kentucky Art Museum in Lexington. She is currently designing the sets and costumes for an original fairy tale production by Ballet Austin.


Dread & Delight public programs are sponsored in part by the UNCG School of Art; Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies; and Department of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures. Additional support comes from Elon University and Lincoln Financial Foundation.

Image: Natalie Frank, All Fur III (detail), 2011–14. Gouache and colored chalk on paper; 30 x 22 in. each. Private collection © Natalie Frank, photo by Farzad Orwang, courtesy of the artist.

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