Local Artist to Discuss Illustrated Biography of Alexander Twilight

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HARDWICK – The Galaxy Bookshop will host an evening with artist Bill Tulp on Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. Tulp is the author and illustrator of a new biography of the Vermont pioneer Alexander Twilight, written in a graphic novel style. Twilight is known as the first American of color to graduate college and, later, to serve in state legislature.

An Old Stone House Museum and Historic Village team of jurors chose Bill Tulp to be one of four “Open For Interpretation Artists” in 2022. His research in the archives of the Old Stone House, a building designed and built by Alexander Twilight, formed the basis of his book. “The Life and Times of Alexander Twilight” includes great attention to the details of 19th century clothing and architecture, as well as the agriculture and landscape of northern Vermont.

Bill Tulp has been an artist from a young age, working in a variety of mediums from drawing and painting to mosaics and papier mache. He graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking. He has worked as an art teacher, environmental educator, illustrator, portrait artist, gardener, and forest worker, as well as a variety of other occupations over the years. Tulp has a special interest in comics and visual storytelling and has been experimenting with writing and drawing graphic stories throughout his life. He lives in St. Johnsbury.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 472-5533 or visit galaxybookshop.indielite.org for a full schedule of events. The Galaxy Bookshop is located at 41 South Main Street.