Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fairy Tale Art: Illustrations From Children's Books Exhibit in Texas

Starting September 27th, 2009 (tomorrow), the Museum of Texas Tech University is having an exhibition of original fairy tale art and I sincerely wish I could be there to see it!

Original paintings, drawings and illustrations will be on display by such favorites as Trina Schart Hyman (one of my all-time faves) and Kinuko Y. Craft (how can you not love her work?) among others.

From the press release:

Fairy Tale Art offers a magic journey to a timeless, enchanted, dream-like world. The exhibit will feature 59 original illustrations from well-loved classic fairy tales as well as modern variations on traditional tales such as “The Firebird,” “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Little Red Riding Hood.” The exhibition will also feature modern versions such as “Cinderella’s Dress,” “Child of the Faerie: Child of the Earth” and “The Hungry Coat.”

The artworks reflect a variety of mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and mixed media. The magical settings for the stories are created by award winning artists including Kinuko Y. Craft, DEMI, Jane Dyer, Marilee Heyer, Trina Schart Hyman, Jim LaMarche, Barry Moser and Susan Paradis.

The exhibit will be on display until November 22nd, 2009 and you can find more information HERE.I so wish I could see Ms. Hyman's work in person!
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