Join us for an evening of wonder and curiosity, art and science, to celebrate the release of a fascinating new book on the art of taxidermy by New York City taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato. This illuminating talk is for everyone- makers, collectors, beginners, the more experienced, and anyone who has ever been curious about this interesting and obscure art.
In their new book Stuffed Animals: A Modern Guide to Taxidermy , published by The Countryman Press (W. W. Norton), Divya and Katie demystify the practice of taxidermy, shatter stereotypes, and make taxidermy accessible to all. Committed to sustainable sourcing and wildlife conservation, the authors are part of the vanguard of young taxidermists who bring new life to this age old craft.
Both artists will be hosting an open talk with short demonstration, and live Q& A. Books will be for sale and the authors are available for signing as you mingle with other lovers of natural history.
8:30pm-9:00pm: Guests arrive with time to try one of The Last Tuesday Society's signature cocktails
9:00pm-10:30pm: Talk & demonstration followed by Q&A
10:30pm-11:00pm: Bar remains open for drinks reception
Divya Anantharaman is a New York City taxidermist whose practice was sparked by a lifelong fascination with art and science. She's won multiple professional awards for her work, and regularly teaches the art of taxidermy at museums, galleries, universities, and shops across the world. Her work is on display in the Chamber of Wonders at the Walter’s Art Museum, and she's devoted to the preservation of wildlife.
Katie Innamorato, is a professionally trained taxidermy artist who teaches all over the United States. She teamed up with The Field Museum for an educational video on Brain Scoop, has been featured on the Discovery Channel TV series Oddities, and is profiled in the book Taxidermy Art. She has won ribbons at state and world level taxidermy competitions at the professional level as well. She lives in the New York City area.
**Please note the bar will be cash only. A free cashpoint can be found just next door at Sainsbury's**