Meet the Author & Artist
J. Craig Thorpe
Sunday, May 7th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the NCR Gift Shop
Join us in the NCR gift shop between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm for a book signing and meet and greet with the author & artist
J. Craig Thorpe.
Over the course of Thorpe’s career he has worked for architects and landscape architects. For
the last thirty years he has specialized in railway promotional art and illustration. Following the outline of the book, this presentation overviews Thorpe’s personal journey. It traces the
development of his ideas and art commissioned by clients such as Amtrak and the White Pass & Yukon Route and other railways, rail suppliers, planners, museums, and private collectors. Reprising elements of classic rail art, this body of work invites viewers to reconsider railroading and its connection to the broader culture. Says Thorpe, “If we really saw how railways could enrich the common good, we would not just call them ‘nostalgic,’ we would call them ‘essential’…and art brings this to life.”
This is your invitation to talk with the artist and have a copy of the book.
Copies of Mr. Thorpe’s Northern Central poster are also for sale.
This event is free and open to the public.