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In 2011, the first book of the Wildwood Chronicles was published to great acclaim. “A richly satisfying weave of reality and fantasy,” said The New York Times. Written by Colin Meloy, singer and songwriter for the innovative Portland band The Decemberists, Wildwood took readers on a lively adventure through the fictional forests of the Impassable Wilderness. Coupled with wonderful drawings and paintings by Carson Ellis, the husband and wife team produced a second book in 2012, Under Wildwood, and the final book of the trilogy, Wildwood Imperium, appears in February 2014.
This is the first exhibition to combine the rich texts of Meloy with the stunning artwork of Ellis, with a little Decemberists thrown in. Manuscripts, notebooks, fragments of texts, sketches, finished drawings, paintings and memorabilia from the Decemberists will all be on exhibit.
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