illustrator http://wamc.org en Wendell Minor’s America At The Norman Rockwell Museum http://wamc.org/post/wendell-minor-s-america-norman-rockwell-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.minorart.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wendell Minor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is considered one of our nation’s premier historical illustrators. He travels throughout the United States to research, draw and paint on location, and immerse himself in the subject at hand.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.nrm.org">The Norman Rockwell Museum</a> is celebrating the artist’s four-decade career, highlighting his many cover illustrations and 25th anniversary illustrating children’s books, each inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. <a href="http://www.nrm.org/2012/11/wendell-minors-america-3/"><em>Wendell Minor’s America</em></a> is on view at the museum through May 26, 2014.</p><p>The exhibit traces the Minor’s artistic journey through original artwork, artifacts, and references from his expansive visual chronicles, as well as commentary about his collaborations with our nation’s most prominent authors, scientists, and historians.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80116 at http://wamc.org Wendell Minor’s America At The Norman Rockwell Museum Albany Children's Book Festival http://wamc.org/post/albany-childrens-book-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This coming Saturday, April </span>27th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from </span>10am<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to </span>4pm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the Albany Academies present the </span><a href="http://www.albanychildrensbookfestival.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">5th Annual Albany Children’s Book Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>This year through a partnership with 15Love and the Denise McCoy Legacy Award they will honor two renowned children’s authors: Caldecott winner <a href="http://www.jerrypinkneystudio.com/">Jerry Pinkney</a> and humorist Tommy Greenwald. Jerry Pinkney will receive the Schimmer Lifetime Achievement Award and Tommy Greenwald will receive the Denise McCoy Legacy Award. They are also partnering with the R Michelson Gallery in Northampton, MA. Richard Michelson will be bringing several pieces of original artwork that will be on display throughout the festival.</p><p>Here now to tell us more are Karen Schimmer, Children’s Book Festival founder and Albany Academies Librarian; and afore mentioned Caldecott winning illustrator, Jerry Pinkney.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62802 at http://wamc.org Albany Children's Book Festival Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems http://wamc.org/post/goldilocks-and-three-dinosaurs-retold-mo-willems <p>For the very first time, Mo Willems, who is a phenomenon in the world of children’s books, is retelling a fairytale as only he can. With a hilariously arch narrator, a sassy Goldilocks, clever visual jokes, and of course, dinosaurs, this telling feels completely fresh—but with a nod to the classics. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 47181 at http://wamc.org Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems