Wednesday, October 3, 6PM
Wild Rumpus welcomes author and illustrator Alex Beard, author of the newest installment in his Tales From the Waterhole, The Lying King! You'll be wooed by the beautiful art and timely story of a warthog who lies his way to the throne.
You won't want to miss this event with this talented visual artist and author!
About the Author:
Alex Beard grew up in New York and was raised to value public service and the arts. His father, Sam Beard, worked for Senator Bobby Kennedy and dedicated his life to helping others, working alongside leaders of the Civil Rights movement and founding the country’s most prestigious public service awards, the Jefferson Awards, with Jackie Onassis and Senator Robert Taft. His father’s work informed much of how Alex came to look at the world, developing from an early age a strong sense of social responsibility. Artistically, Alex’s mother, Patricia Beard, an author and magazine editor, and uncle, celebrated photographer Peter Beard, instilled a love of art, culture, and fashion. Alex grew up surrounded by icons of the Pop art world including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, and Mick Jagger. His exposure to leaders in both the political and artistic realms made a lasting impression.
Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat tomatoes?
For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, Tale from the Watering Hole.
Will the Truth catch up with the king?
Find out as Alex Beard's whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages. With a nod to Aesop and Kipling, this funny and pointed parable has lessons for everyone, from the playground to the boardroom and beyond.