Richard Adams Book Signing: Author of The Parting

The Hidden Lantern in Rosemary Beach will be holding a book signing for the award-winning author Richard Adams this Saturday from 10am-12pm.  Richard Adams is the author of The Parting: A Story of West Point on the Eve of the Civil War.

Richard Barlow Adams

The author of this book graduated from West Point in the Class of 1967, the first of three brothers graduating from West Point.  He served in Vietnam as an artillery forward observer for D Company, 1/506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.  After returning to the United States he worked as an army aviator for the Army Corps of Engineers.  He later returned to Austin, TX and his family to begin a career as a consulting civil/environmental engineer.  Later, he moved to Baton Rouge, LA where he formed, grew, and sold an environmental engineering company.  Since the sale he has consulted as a sole practitioner and pursued a second career in writing.

Adams has remained active in alumni affairs at West Point, even serving as adjunct assistant professor to West Point’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and as adjunct professor to the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Southern Methodist University.

The Parting

Describing life in the Victorian Era and at West Point, The Parting, is based on non-fictional sources.  The story involves West Point’s military and academic excellence, Jefferson Davis’ ties to West Point, General Winfield Scott, British Royalty’s first visit to North America, and Benny Havens, the legendary tavern keeper.

There are characters from several states, Edmund (Ned) Kirby (New York), Henry du Pont (Delaware), Thomas Rosser (Texas), George Custer (Ohio), Adelbert Ames (Maine), Nathaniel Chambliss (Tennessee), Charles Patterson (Arkansas), Henry Walter Kingsbury (Connecticut), Emory Upton (New York), Charles Hazlett (Ohio), Patrick O’Rorke (New York), Charles Ball (Alabama), and Henry Farley (South Carolina), serving as cadets at West Point.  The story of The Parting focuses on John Pelham from Alabama, who does not like following the rules West Point laid out for him.

Enjoy meeting the author and getting your copy signed!

Meet Sudoku Sam

This Saturday, November 12th, Sudoku Sam will be at The Hidden Lantern Bookstore in Rosemary Beach.  He will be signing books as well as having one-on-one Sudoku sessions.  This free event will be held from 12pm-3pm.

Who is Sudoku Sam?

Sudoku Sam published his first book in 2005, which earned the thanks of many who love to play this game.  He has written three books, helping Sudoku fans solve the problems of Sudoku.  His books include: Sudoku Sam’s No Notes Strategy for Solving Sudoku, Sudoku Sam’s Starting Out Right Strategy for Solving Sudoku, and Sudoku Sam’s Meta Strategy for Solving Sudoku.

Where Color + Texture Collide

The Hidden Lantern Gallery in Rosemary Beach is proud to host a new show, Where Color + Texture Collide. This exhibit will feature artists Lauren Carvalho and Donnelle Clark.  This exhibit will be on display from November 7th, 2011 till December 10th, 2011.

About The Exhibit

Donnelle Clark uses colors and varying surfaces to play to optical and tactile senses making the texture almost touchable.  Utilizing materials with different qualities, such as Japanese paper, tissue, sand, burlap, lace, and more Clark maps a natural landscape on her pieces.  Her pieces oscillate between abstract and representation.  The picture to the left, Turtle, is one of the pieces to be featured at the exhibit.

Lauren Carvalho, Gallery Director and Resident Artist, is well known for oceanic sculptures.  She gathers her materials from the local landscape, including leaves, palm bark, and pine cones.  The pieces she uses are selected for their textural qualities and natural color shifts, and how they come together to form tone, line, and texture.  Carvalho’s work gives the materials a new purpose.  You can see her Gold Blue Fish (above image) at the exhibit, as well as the piece to the right, Patterned Flight.

About The Hidden Lantern Gallery

Located in Rosemary Beach, The Hidden Lantern Gallery is committed to making local and regional emerging artists more visible to the public.  The gallery opened in 2010, and has since been home to a large variety of art – many outside the traditional boundaries. The Hidden Lantern doubles as a bookstore, where you can find a unique selection of quality texts.  The bookstore opened in 2011.  The Hidden Lantern hopes to inspire and engage those who visit their gallery.

Enjoy your visit to The Hidden Lantern for Where Color + Texture Collide!