Opening Saturday, July 22nd, from 12PM - 3PM
The Bologna Illustrators Exhibition offers a broad picture of the most innovative trends in children’s illustration at an international level. Bring the family, catch the exhibition, and join us as we celebrate your child’s creativity, curiosity, and of course, their love for children’s books. There will be drawing, storytelling, and children’s music amidst a showcase of great artwork.
12pm-1pm. “Columbia Student Picture Books”
Enjoy a live reading by Columbia illustration students of picture books written and illustrated by Columbia illustration students. We’ll feature “Just Like You” by Diana Barron, “All Me” by Ginel Lumpkin and Amber People will be reading their own book “Lil Miss Cotton Puff”–each written and illustrated in our fall 2016 Children’s Book Illustration class. We’ll also read favorite books from recent years such as “The Voice of Innes” by Keara McGraw, “No More Pesto” by Zelda Vidal, “Melissa Meets A Monster” by Danielle Knight, “My Name Is Tippy” by Nikki Wicks, “Shelly’s Spots” by Nicolette Schwartz, “The Little Composer” by Renee Rolewicz, and “Tammy and Rufus in Chicago” by Camille Jenkins.
1pm-2pm. “Word Play Drawings”
Columbia illustration and fine arts student, Copeland Smith, will read a children’s picture book called “Word Play”, written and illustrated by Columbia illustration teacher Ivan Brunetti. It’s all about compound words. She’ll explain a bit about what compound words are and then help kids think up new ones. Assisted by fellow Columbia illustration students, Copeland will help you create drawings that illustrate your compound words in pictures–a bit like the pictures Ivan has created in his book.
2-3pm. “Create Your Own Picture Book”
Get inspired by art work in the gallery and create your own picture book! Illustration teacher Cheri Charlton will provide each participant a blank booklet and art materials. We’ll each find artwork in the exhibition which we find inspiring. Cheri and several Columbia students will work one-on-one with kids to help them create their own illustrated book.
This event is free and open to the public.