Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 12:00p -
Sunday, Nov 03, 2019 5:00p
The Umbrella Community Arts Center
40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742
Art, Kid Friendly
September 26 - November 3 2019
Work by eight award-winning Massachusetts-based illustrators: Priscilla Alpaugh, Sarah S. Brannen, Shawn Fields, Wayne Geehan, Brian Lies, Julia Miner, Ilse Plume, Nicole Tadgell
Before the written word, humans used art to tell stories, to share their experiences and emotions, to shine a light on the world. The word illustration derives from the same root as the word illuminate. Today, more than ever, children’s books help create a world where hopes and dreams can thrive, to transport us all beyond the everyday world we live in.
Eight Massachusetts children’s book illustrators share their work in StoryArt, an exhibition of original book illustration. These award-winning illustrators each have found their own way to tell stories with their art, introducing children and adults to a magical world of art, history, science, nature, fantasy, and stories of all kinds. This is a rare opportunity to see book art up close, learn more about the illustration process, and meet the creators. Exhibiting illustrators will be available to autograph copies of their books at the opening reception and panel discussion in addition to workshops and hands-on activities for all ages.
This is the first group exhibition presented in the newly constructed atrium Umbrella Main Art Gallery at 40 Stow Street, in the historic Emerson School building in the heart of the Concord Center Cultural District. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
- Opening Reception: Thursday October 3, 5:30-7:30pm
- Artist Roundtable: Wednesday October 16, 7:30-9:00pm. Hosted by Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked, presented as part of Concord Festival of Authors
- Monument Maker Interactive Talk with the Illustrator and Artist, Sunday October 27, 2:00-4:00pm, presented as part of the Concord Festival of Authors, reception to follow
- Family Story Day: Saturday November 2, 1:00-3:00pm