I Remember Fishing With Dad
A labor of love that began over a decade ago, I Remember Fishing With Dad, a children's book by watercolorist Jason Dorsey and beautifully illustrated by he and his father, painter, Jack Dorsey will make its first appearance in Indy in the very space where the illustration work began back in 2004. On Friday, December 11, there will be a book signing with Jason in Gallery No. 2 at the Harrison Center for the Arts.
Dorsey, who grew up in the scenic Northwest on Washington's Camano Island, comes from a family of artists. Father and mother, sister and brother are accomplished artists in their own right. Relocating to Indianapolis in 2002 when he accepted the position as senior pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Dorsey became involved in the art scene as a studio artist at the Harrison Center. He exhibited in many group and solo shows over the past decade. During that time, Dorsey's father visited Indianapolis and began the work of illustrating Dorsey's story. Working silently, side by side, as when they fished for salmon so many years prior, the two created the work that would help bring Dorsey's childhood memories to life.
Dorsey recently moved back to Washington, but will return to Indy for the book signing in December. Profoundly impacted by the time his father devoted to him in childhood, Dorsey's hope is that parents and children alike will see the importance of sharing experiences that produce sweet memories that last a lifetime.
Meet Jason Dorsey at the Harrison Center for the Arts' Gallery No. 2 on Friday, December 11 from 2 to 5pm at the book signing for I Remember Fishing With Dad.