Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Exhibit: Fairy Tale Art: Illustrations from Children's Books

Trina Schart Hyman (American, 1939-2004),
Grandmother, What Big Eyes You Have, 1983,
Little Red Riding Hood, 1983; retold from the Brothers Grimm.
Courtesy: The Estate of Trina Schart Hyman

This exhibit just opened at the Mobile Museum of Art--Mobile, Alabama that is--so anyone visiting the Gulf area might consider stopping by.

Fairy Tale Art: Illustrations from Children's Books

October 22, 2010- January 2, 2011

Fairy Tale Art features 59 original illustrations from well-loved classic fairy tales as well as modern variations on traditional tales. Traditional stories such as The Firebird, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Little Red Riding Hood will be included. 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 in this exhibition 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: Kinuko Y. Craft, DEMI, Jane Dyer, Marilee Heyer, Trina Schart Hyman, Jim LaMarche, Barry Moser, and Susan Paradis. Fairy Tale Art offers a magic journey to a timeless, enchanted, dream-like world.

Curated by Sylvia Nissely.

Tour management by Smith Kramer Fine art Services, Kansas City, Missouri. The exhibition is made possible locally by the generous support of the The J. L. Bedsole Foundation.
I'm very tempted to make a trip myself over the holidays. This one might also be traveling to other venues in the future, but I haven't investigated...

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