Book Talks & Signings

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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Thursday 16 October 2014
12:00 p.m.
Dorset Historical Society
Edward Hopper in Vermont
Book Talk & Slide Presentation

Edward and Jo Hopper first discovered the scenic beauty of Vermont in 1927, traveling there again in 1935 and 1936 in their continuing search for new places to paint. During these trips and two extended sojourns in South Royalton, in 1937 and ’38, Edward Hopper produced some two dozen paintings, watercolors that are among the most distinctive of his regional works. Author Bonnie Tocher Clause will tell the story of Hopper’s visits to Vermont and the sites depicted in his singular interpretations of the region. For the Dorset audience, Clause will also discuss Hopper’s connections with some of the Southern Vermont Artists of the 1920s and ’30s–although Hopper himself did not venture into this area of Vermont

This talk is part of the Dorset Historical Society‘s Third Thursday lunch series.  Edward Hopper in Vermont (University Press of New England, 2012) will be available for purchase and signing.

Location:
Dorset Historical Society / Bley House
Route 30 at Kent Hill Road
Dorset, Vermont 05251
802-867-0331

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Edward Hopper in Vermont is available through your favorite source for books. It’s carried by the major online vendors, and your local independent bookseller can easily order it for you.  In Vermont, you can find my book in many of the indie stores, and some may have signed copies (The Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne,  Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, and scroll down to see more locations and links). It’s also available through the Vermont Historical SocietysBook Nook in Barre, the VHS Museum Bookstore in Montpelier, and online.  In New York City, Ursus Books and Prints and The Old Print Shop have copies. Contact me if you’d like a personalized and signed card to include with a gift copy.

9781611683288 (3)Bonnie Tocher Clause,
Edward Hopper in Vermont

University Press of New England, 2012

 

Cover image: Edward Hopper (1882-1967) painted First Branch of the White River in 1938 while staying on a farm in South Royalton, Vermont. This painting (watercolor over graphite, 55.2 x 68.3 cm) is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

224 pp., 47 illus. (21 color), 6 x 9″
Hardcover, $35.00 • 978-1-61168-328-8
Ebook, $29.99 • 978-1-61168-329-5
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PAST EVENTS
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Thursday 14 August 2014
5:30 p.m.
NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM
Edward Hopper in Vermont
An Evening with Bonnie Tocher Clause


Edward and Jo Hopper first discovered the scenic beauty of Vermont in 1927, traveling there again in 1935 and 1936 in their continuing search for new places to paint. During these trips and two extended sojourns in South Royalton, in 1937 and ’38, Edward Hopper produced some two dozen paintings—watercolors that are among the most distinctive of his regional works. Author Bonnie Tocher Clause will tell the story of Hopper’s visits to Vermont and the sites depicted in his singular interpretations of the region. Edward Hopper in Vermont (University Press of New England, 2012) will be available for purchase and signing.

This talk is part of the Thursday evening series at the Norman Rockwell Museum exploring the life and art of Edward Hopper, whose career as an illustrator is highlighted in the NRM’s current exhibition, The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator.  A reception follows each program. Free with Museum admission.

Location:
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100 x 221
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Sunday 22 June 2014
11:00 a.m.
VERMONT HISTORY EXPO
Artists and Artisans:  Vermont’s Creative Heritage

Author’s Talk by Bonnie Tocher Clause,
Art as History :  Edward Hopper’s Watercolors of Vermont, 1927-38

Edward Hopper is often characterized as the quintessential painter of urban scenes. In contrast, Hopper’s watercolors—made outdoors during summers spent away from the city—reveal other aspects of the artist’s talents and persona. Bonnie Tocher Clause, author of Edward Hopper in Vermont  (University Press of New England, 2012) will recount Hopper’s sojourns in rural Vermont and the White River Valley. Hopper’s visits took place during the Great Depression, spanning the years between the Flood of 1927 and the Hurricane of 1938, and Clause will describe and place the artist’s Vermont works within the historical context of these landmark events.

Edward Hopper in Vermont will be available for purchase in the authors’ tent on Sunday, in the Vermont Historical Society’s museum store annex during the entire Expo weekend. The book is also available in the VHS Book Nook in Barre, the Museum store in Montpelier, and online.

Location:  Grounds of the Tunbridge World’s Fair, Tunbridge, Vermont
Information:  Vermont History Expo, Sat, 21 June, & Sun, 22 June, 2014
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Wednesday 30 April 2014

12:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / Art at Lunch
Edward Hopper as Plein Air Painter: Watercolors of Vermont, 1927-38

Edward Hopper is often characterized as the quintessential painter of urban scenes. In contrast, Hopper’s watercolors—made outdoors during summers spent away from the city—reveal other aspects of the artist’s talents and persona. Bonnie Tocher Clause, author of Edward Hopper in Vermont, shows slides of drawings and watercolors Hopper created during visits to the rural White River Valley in the 1930s. These works were last seen at PAFA seven decades ago, when they were among Hopper’s submissions to the Annual Philadelphia Water Color and Print Exhibitions in 1939-41.

Location: Hamilton Auditorium in PAFA’s Historic Landmark building
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
  *Free; no reservation required.*
Information: dsmith@pafa.org or 215-972-2022
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Wednesday 16 March 2014
4:00 p.m.
Vermont Authors: Community Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard
*Watch the video on Vermont’s Regional Educational Network (RETN)
or on YouTube!
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Conversation about
ART with Bonnie Tocher Clause, writer and researcher
and Tracey Campbell Pearson, children’s book author and illustrator
Co-sponsored by All Souls Interfaith Gathering, the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms, and the Pierson Library
Location

All Souls Interfaith Gathering, 291 Bostwick Farm Rd., Shelburne, VT
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Monday, 7 October 2013
2:00 p.m.
Elder Education Enrichment Program, Variety Series #1
Faith United Methodist Church
899 Dorset Street
South Burlington, Vermont
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Sunday, 6 October 6, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Southern Vermont Arts Center
Manchester, Vermont
* Signed copies of books are available at Northshire Bookstore.
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Thursday 26 September 2013
3:00 p.m.
Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth (ILEAD)
Hanover, New Hampshire
* Books available at The Norwich Bookstore.
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Thursday, 13 June 2013
12:15 p.m.
Philadelphia City Institute Library
1905 Locust Street / Philadelphia, PA
(19th & Locust on West Rittenhouse Square)
* Books available at Joseph Fox Bookshop.
Edward Hopper in Vermont
Lecture and slide presentation
by Bonnie Tocher Clause, author and guest curator for Middlebury’s exhibition of Edward Hopper’s Vermont watercolors and drawings, made between 1927 and 1938. Note: Books will not be available for purchase at this event, but if you already have your copy, please bring it to the library, and I’ll be happy to sign it for you.
Space is limited. RSVP to 215.732.8487
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Friday, 7 June 2013Middlebury June 2013 005
4:00 p.m.
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Lecture location: Concert Hall /
Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road / Middlebury, VT / 802.443.5007
Edward Hopper in Vermont
Lecture and slide presentation
by Bonnie Tocher Clause, author and guest curator for Middlebury’s exhibition of Edward Hopper’s Vermont watercolors and drawings, made between 1927 and 1938. Book signing following the lecture.
* Books available at The Vermont Bookshop.
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Friday, 19 April 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Edward Hopper House Art Center / 82 N Broadway / Nyack, NY / 845.358.0774
Finding Edward Hopper in Vermont:  Presentation and Book Signing
Edward Hopper House is the birthplace and childhood home of renowned artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967).  Since 1971 it has operated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) art center with a mission to preserve and maintain Hopper’s birthplace as well as to encourage and nurture community engagement with the arts.

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Sunday, 24 February 2013
11:00 a.m.
Christie’s / 20 Rockefeller Plaza / New York, NY
Edward Hopper in Vermont / Lecture and Book Signing
By-invitation event in conjunction with viewing for Christie’s American Art sale,
27 February 2013.
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Thursday, 29 November 2012 /
7:00 p.m.
First Light Studios / 34 Pleasant Street / Randolph, VT
Finding Edward Hopper in Vermont
Author Bonnie Tocher Clause shows slides of Edward Hopper’s watercolors of the White River Valley and elsewhere in Vermont, along with photos, old and new, of the places Hopper painted between 1927 and 1938.  Hosted by Bob and Kathy Eddy.
Books provided by Bud & Bella’s Bookshop.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012 / 5:30 p.m.
Barrister’s Bookshop
190 Chelsea Street / South Royalton, VT / 802.763.7170
Edward Hopper in Vermont
Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is one of America’s most famous artists (think of his painting of a New York diner scene, “Nighthawks”), but the works that he made in Vermont remain relatively unknown. Author Bonnie Tocher Clause tells the story of Edward and Jo Hopper’s travels in Vermont. In this talk she will focus on the Hoppers’ month-long sojourns in 1937 and ’38 on Bob and Irene Slaters’ farm in South Royalton. She will show slides of Hopper’s watercolors and drawings, along with photographs, old and new, of the places he painted along the White River between Bethel and Sharon. Co-Sponsored by the Royalton Historical Society and the White River Partnership.

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Saturday, 10 November 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Norman Williams Public Library
10 The Greene / Woodstock, VT / 802.457.2295
Co-Sponsored by
Shiretown Books
9 Central Street / Woodstock, VT / 802.457-2996
Edward Hopper in Vermont
Author Bonnie Tocher Clause tells the story of Hopper’s 1930s sojourns on a farm in South Royalton, illustrated with slides of Hopper’s Vermont watercolors and drawings. She will also show photographs, old and new, of the places Hopper painted in the White River Valley.

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Saturday, 3 November 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Books Burlington
191 Bank Street / Burlington, VT / 802.872.7111
Edward Hopper in Vermont
Author Bonnie Tocher Clause tells the story of Hopper’s summer sojourns to various areas of Vermont beween 1927 and 1938. She will describe her research in locating Hopper’s Vermont works and the places where they were made. Illustrated with slides of Hopper’s Vermont watercolors and drawings and the author’s photographs of the sites that Hopper chose to paint.

3 thoughts on “Book Talks & Signings

  1. Lovely display picture of Edward Hopper books against VT countryside!
    Unable to attend talks, but look forward to reading book. For more VT
    stories & history, see:
    “Growing Up & Getting Old Behind the Wheel: An American Auto Biography”
    (Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, etc., paperback & e-book).
    William Schiff

    • Thanks for the message, and I look forward to reading your book. Your Vermont story seems to have many parallels to mine and Mike’s.

  2. Pingback: Edward Hopper in Vermont … in New York | Finding Edward Hopper in Vermont

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