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News and Events!
A New Book is Coming!
Lauren's newest picture book is Yellow Time. An exuberant, joyful ode to that magical time when the leaves are changing color and the animals are preparing for winter.
Exhibition not to be missed!
I am very pleased to have original work and process sketches shown in the exhibit:
IN WORDS AND PICTURES
Minnesota Women Author-Illustrators
June 17–July 17, 2016
2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Second Floor Galleries
Opening reception: Friday, June 17, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist panel discussion: Tuesday, July 12, 5:00 p.m.
The exhibition In Words and Pictures highlights the accomplishments of thirteen Minnesota women artists who intertwine word and image to create notable children’s picture books. Representing different generations of artists, the show presents both shifts and continuities in this unique form of visual storytelling.
Ranging from Wanda Gág’s imaginative ink drawings for the pioneering picture book Millions of Cats, to Betsy Bowen’s and Kelly Dupre’s stunning block prints that bring outdoor encounters to life, to Elizabeth LaPensée’s digital reimagining of traditional Anishinaabe stories, the works reveal the artists’ broad spectrum of working methods and subject matter, as well as the ever-increasing inclusiveness in the field of children’s book illustration.
In addition to showcasing process drawings, manuscripts, storyboards and finished original artwork by individual artists, a pillow-filled reading area welcomes readers of all ages to browse through a wide variety of titles by these women author-illustrators.
Featured artists include:
Curated by Chris Monroe and Kerry Morgan, the exhibition features materials drawn from the artists’ personal collections as well as the Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
All events are free and open to the public. To request any special accommodations, please contact Kerry Morgan at 612.874.3667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
17th Annual Minnesota Children's Book Festival!