Get the Picture!

What a joy to discover that close to where we are staying there is a new exhibition featuring 8 amazing Children’s Book Illustrators – many of these folks I have met! And it is close – only 2 1/2 hours away so guess what we did today? The driving experience wasn’t too bad, as I was a passenger and was able to observe all the scenery (what scenery there is along the Interstate).

The exhibition – just a few teasers:

The museum, Brandywine River Museum of Art, is in a wonderfully named town of Chadd’s Ford and the exhibit is called Get the Picture! featuring this roll call: Sophie Blackall, Bryan Collier, Raúl Colón, Marla Frazee, Jon Klassen, Melissa Sweet, David Wiesner and Mo Willems. Just adore the work – and especially Bryan Collier’s which was also on display at Salisbury University in the Resource Centre where I was lecturing. The exhibit showcases original art as well as some of the roughs for the digital illustrations. We spent quite some time looking at the art, and re-looking at the art in case something was missed. If you are in the neighbourhood grab a chance to see the wonderful works. Other art is also on show – many pieces from the Wyeth family and original art from Treasure Island – but for me, the kids lit art holds centre stage, of course.

The Mill:

Next stop … Los Angeles for the SCBWI Summer Conference.

One Response to Get the Picture!

  1. Fantastic! My niece just got her signed copy of Sophie Blackall’s “Finding Winnie” (written by Linsday Mattick. Winnie is named after Winnipeg, the prairie city where I grew up. I met Sophie at the SCBWI NY Conference in February. Sounds like you and the misses are having a grand time in the USA!

    A. Colleen Jones July 28, 2016 at 3:27 am Reply

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