The Guardians of the Graveyard: Animals in American Cemeteries (In Person)
Taught by J.R. Pepper
JR Pepper is a Brooklyn born-and-raised artist, lecturer, researcher and self described 'professional eccentric'. She holds both a BA and an MA in art history specializing in Surrealism and spirit photography. Her artwork has been seen in various gallery shows, websites, album covers, and publications, including Haunted America:FAQ by Dave Thompson. She has spoken at lectured at a wide range of venues and conventions including New York Anime Festival, New York Comic Con, Tokyo in Tulsa, Catland Books, The Morbid Anatomy Museum and is a fellow and curator of the NY branch of Odd Salon. She currently works as an assistant and retoucher for The Burns Archive and is a tour guide at Green-wood Cemetery.
image credit: Bill Wadman
Cemeteries are places dedicated to the memory of friends and family who have gone before us. But what about or furry or even feathered companions?
In this talk we will explore the history of animals as our protectors in this life and the next.