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Bruce Museum presents Let It Snow! Children’s Book Art

Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, presents Let It Snow! Children’s Book Art, an exhibition on view through February 24, 2013, featuring original illustrations by regional artists.

Wendell Minor Arctic Midnight Ride from Arctic Son, 1997 Watercolor on paper Collection of Wendell and Florence Minor

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.

In addition to viewing illustrations of the winter season, visitors are encouraged to read from the many books represented in the exhibition in a designated reading corner, from classics like Andrea Wisnewski’s Little Red Riding Hood and Norman Bridewell’s The Clifford Series to new favorites like Lauren Castillo’s The Reader.

The exhibition will also explore the artistic process behind many of the works.

Some final illustrations in the gallery will be displayed alongside earlier versions, showing the progression towards a finished product. Additionally, the exhibition includes quotes from many of the artists discussing their artistic approaches and their development as illustrators. –