Above artwork from Matt Tavares: read his blog post on the exhibit here.
For anyone within driving distance of Wenham, Massachusetts - be sure to plan a visit to the Wenham Museum's upcoming exhibit: 90 Years of Storybook Art.
The broader exhibit looks great - but I'm planning on visiting during A Celebration of Contemporary New England Children’s Book Illustrators from March 2 to March18, 2012
Here's a quote from an article with all the details:
"This two-week special display features 50 original artworks from today’s award-winning New England illustrators including Pat Lowery Collins, Leslie Evans, Giles Laroche, Grace Lin, David McPhail, Claire Nivola and Teri Weidner.
On Sunday, March 4, 1-4 pm the public is invited to an opening reception of the Contemporary New England Children’s Book Illustrators exhibit. Children are welcome to come dressed as their favorite children’s book character, create block prints with children’s illustrator, Leslie Evans, create collage art with museum educators and meeting children’s author-illustrators Pat Lowery Collins, Leslie Evans, Giles LaRoche, Grace Lin and Teri Weidner at readings and book signings throughout the afternoon."
If you plan on going, post a comment! It's always a treat to see other artists work in person, especially of such esteem. I might bring the whole family to the March 4th opening. It certainly looks fun for all ages!