A Final Toast to "Art by Alex: A Retrospective"

A Final Toast to "Art by Alex: A Retrospective" in Portsmouth on Friday, December 6, 2019
A Final Toast to "Art by Alex: A Retrospective" in Portsmouth on Friday, December 6, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019, 1700 - 1900
Art by Alex: A Retrospective
Alexandra "Alex" Coulter Manfull - prolific writer, voracious reader, artist, photographer, New York Times crossword whiz, television/film buff, fashionista, runner, financial analyst and daughter extraordinaire -- died August 7, 2018, in Washington, D.C. She was 26.
Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the only child of Susan Newman Manfull and William "Towny" Manfull, Alex attended Little Harbour School; École Philippe de Girard in Lourmarin, France; Berwick Academy; graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy with High Honors and the Prize for the Study of History at the Senior Level; and, in 2013, graduated from Princeton University.
Growing up, Alex's home was once referred to as her Petri dish of creativity. The ever-precocious Alex was so industrious that she kept her parents hopping with her projects. While in elementary school, her artwork (printed on notecards) was selected for inclusion in the annual juried Button Factory show; Alex was the youngest participant ever selected. In third grade, a story she wrote and illustrated, entitled "Miss Tubby Doesn't Eat Cheddar," received first place in New Hampshire Public Television's Reading Rainbow contest and was turned into a televised cartoon.
Alex succumbed to PANDAS, an autoimmune condition linked to streptococcal infection that affects the brain. Until recently, it was generally thought to be a pediatric disorder but is now recognized as one that may also occur in adolescence and young adulthood
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Seacoast African American Cultural Center
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth New Hampshire 03801
United States
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