The Miller Art Museum announces the opening of “Beyond Words: The Art of Regional Children’s Book Illustration” —presented in partnership by Lois Bauer, Dennis and Bonnie Connolly, Door County Medical Center, The Townsend Foundation, MMG Foundation, Inc., Camilla Nielsen, and George and Kristi Roenning— a multi-faceted exhibit designed to educate, arouse curiosity and engage the minds of visitors young and old. The exhibition opens November 4, 2017, and will remain on extended view through Feb. 14, 2018.
The exhibition features a dynamic selection of work by six Wisconsin children’s book illustrators, an intergenerational learning space where adults and children alike can engage in imaginative play and let all inhibitions behind, a cozy reading space where visitors will find the complete, published books of each artist’s work, and activity centers thoughtfully designed for exploration of art and illustration; the unique collage illustrations by Ellison Bay artist Jill Harding, author and illustrator of “The Sign Fairy” and most recently, “Dragonfly Magic,” provided inspiration.
The core of the exhibit—a small group invitational—is comprised of original works by six professional author/illustrators from Wisconsin. They include Malin Ekman of Baileys Harbor, Renée Graef of Cedarburg and Los Angeles, Mary Ellen Sisulak of Ellison Bay, Ingrid Kallick and Michael Kress-Russick both of Madison, and Bonnie Leick of Sister Bay. Collectively, their work has appeared in Cricket and Highlights Magazines and children’s books from such publishers as HarperCollins and Random House.
“Beyond Words: The Art of Regional Children’s Book Illustration” will be on display through Wed., February 14, 2018. Admission to the exhibit is free.
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