Artist Talk and Book Signing with Sean Fitzgibbon!

Join us for First Friday Artwork on December 1st at 6 PM for an artist talk and book signing with artist and author Sean Fitzgibbon as we celebrate his graphic nonfiction What Follows Is True: Crescent Hotel!

About the book: What Follows Is True: Crescent Hotel is a haunting and beautiful hand-painted, exhaustively researched 240 page work of graphic nonfiction that depicts the mythologies surrounding the Crescent Hotel’s strange history as the Baker Hospital, a Depression Era cancer hospital in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This unique work blends oral histories, newspaper articles, and Norman Baker’s biography to examine this strange and controversial legend, as well as the rise and fall of a demagogue.

About the author: Sean Fitzgibbon is a 2021 Artists 360 recipient and a 2022 recipient of the Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Award for graphic nonfiction What Follows Is True: Crescent Hotel. He has exhibited work throughout the US. He has an MFA in art and a passion for making art and visual storytelling.

Books will be for sale at the event, or to order a signed copy for pick up, email us at

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Event date: 
Friday, December 1, 2023 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
1150 E. Walnut Street
Springfield, MO 65806