Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

Sunday, February 16, 2014

When I say children’s author what comes to mind? Maybe Shel Silverstein, C.L. Lewis and probably Dr. Seuss. Maybe not, maybe I’m just dating myself. Either way, a different view of the renowned author and artist could be seen at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell through this past Sunday. The gallery is one of 16 that had the honor of hosting the traveling show which featured numerous hats designed by Seuss as well as different paintings, sculptures and a unique collection called unorthodox taxidermy. It was really cool to see some old favorites from my childhood including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and The Lorax but I was enthralled with the taxidermy. Apparently Seuss did a whole body of work that combined animal parts, like horns and beaks, with the characters he designed for his books. You’ll get the picture once you look at some of the photos below…

Pieces from the unorthodox taxidermy collection sit on display for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Pieces from the unorthodox taxidermy collection sit on display for the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

 

Bonnie Icaro looks at artwork on display for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Bonnie Icaro looks at artwork on display for the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

 

A piece from the unorthodox taxidermy collection sits on display for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

A piece from the unorthodox taxidermy collection sits on display for the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

 

"Incidential Music for a New Years Eve Party" sits on display for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

“Incidential Music for a New Years Eve Party” sits on display for the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

 

Thomas Bruno flips through a gallery of images on a tablet containing the different hats on display for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Thomas Bruno flips through a gallery of images on a tablet containing the different hats on display for the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

 

A Cat in the Hat figurine sits on display for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

A Cat in the Hat figurine sits on display for the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

 

Keith Izen looks at artwork on display for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Keith Izen looks at artwork on display for the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

 

Susan Gruwell (left) is reflected in the glass case containing numerous hats for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Susan Gruwell (left) is reflected in the glass case containing numerous hats for the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

 

Juan Orlandini looks at artwork on display for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Juan Orlandini looks at artwork on display for the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

 

Delanna Protas looks at artwork on display for the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Delanna Protas looks at artwork on display for the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

 

Paul Brody (left) and Justine Protas read Dr. Seuss books as they walk the "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss" national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Paul Brody (left) and Justine Protas read Dr. Seuss books as they walk the “Hats Off to Dr. Seuss” national traveling exhibit at the Ann Jackson Gallery in Roswell on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

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