Thursday, December 27, 2012

Let it snow! Exhibition of children's book art opens at Bruce Museum in Greenwich

Art Daily Newletter
Hans Wilhelm, Jolantha, 2011. Watercolor. Collection of the artist.

GREENWICH, CONN.- Winter has arrived to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, in the exhibition Let It Snow! Children’s Book Art. This family-friendly exhibition of winter scenes from children’s books features more than thirty original artworks from favorite illustrators, including many living in the Connecticut region such as Lizzy Rockwell, Jennifer Thermes and Wendell Minor. The excitement of the snowy season is depicted in vivid winter landscapes, frolicking animals, and popular sports and games such as sledding, ice skating, and snowball fights. Displayed works present the range of media available to illustrators, including pen and ink, colored pencil, oil, watercolor, gouache, papercut, collage, and digital media. “Children’s books can be a playground for an illustrator’s creativity,” explains Helen Davie, whose work is on view. In addition to viewing illustrations of the wint ... More

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