Fun for the whole family! I’m passionate about picture books. They introduce children to a love of art, I’ve seen it first hand with my daughters Lydia and Zoe. Today’s picture book artists are incredibly innovative visual artists, pushing boundaries with their use of both traditional and digital techniques. This juried exhibition showcased a broad array of styles and mediums and focused on engaging audiences of all ages — young and old. The exhibition featured the work of Calef Brown, Jannie Ho, Leslie Patricelli and more; and was accompanied by a pop-up Picture Book Shop featuring books and prints of artwork featured in the exhibition.
The exhibition opened with a family friendly reception that included book readings, giveaways, studio tours, and art activities; and was followed by a more traditional evening opening reception. Additional artist book readings, and meet and greets were scheduled on weekends during the exhibition.
Mosesian Center for the Arts, July 13 – September 15, 2017
Kimberly Thompson Panay (planning and curation)
Alik Arzoumanian, Rob Bolster, Robin Brickman, Emily Brodrick, Calef Brown, Melissa Chaney, Susanna Chapman, Melanie Christopher, Cara Coleman, Jef Czekaj, Mary DePalma, Leslie Evans, Maddie Frost, Jennifer Goldfinger, Jannie Ho, Donna Howard, Anne Hunter, Grace Julian Murthy, Jennifer Morgan, Jerry Pallotta, Leslie Patricelli, Kari Percival, Kirk Reedstrom, Dawn Scaltreto, Kimberly Thompson, Brendan Totten, Amy Young, Lei Zhang, Annie Zygarowicz
- Boston Globe: Picture book exhibit engages patrons with interactive opening reception
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- Armenian Weekly: Alik Arzoumanian Among Artists Featured at ‘Forever Young: Picture Book Art Exhibition’ in Watertown