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Reading Pictures

December 9, 2019

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the annual Original Art exhibit, featuring the very best illustration in books for children this year.

Art directors Laurent Linn (Simon & Schuster), Lily Malcom (Dial Books for Young Readers) and Cecilia Yung (G. P. Putnam’s Sons and Nancy Paulsen Books) will lead a gallery talk of this spectacular show for an up-close examination of the works on view.

Illustrators Brian PinkneyEliza Wheeler and William Low will share their behind-the-scenes decisions, and discuss and demonstrate their creative processes in the intimate gallery setting of the Society of Illustrators.

The day will conclude with a book signing and an opportunity to chat with your colleagues, the illustrators, and the art directors over a delicious buffet dinner.

1:00 pm   Gallery opens for check-in and preview of exhibit
2:00 pm   Welcome and Introduction by Cecilia Yung
About the 2019 Original Art Show by Laurent Linn
2:30 to 4:00 pm  Gallery Talk with Art Directors Laurent Linn, Lily Malcom and Cecilia Yung
4:15 pm  Presentation by Brian Pinkney
4:50 pm Presentation by Eliza Wheeler
5:25 pm Presentation by William Low
6:00 pm Q & A
6:30 pm   Book Signing
7:00 pm Buffet Dinner

Non-refundable registration is $35.00
Includes a copy of the exhibition catalog (value $10), gallery talk, presentations by three illustrators and buffet dinner.

The speakers’ recent books will be available for purchase.

Please note: To register for this event, you must be a librarian.



December 9, 2019
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The Artist's Voice and Vocabulary in Picture Books
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