Wednesday, May 30, 2007

festival owl project

New Hampshire's Keene State College, which hosts a yearly children's literature festival, will be commemorating its centennial in 2009. As part of the celebration, they've invited one hundred published children's book illustrators (myself included) to contribute interpretations of their school mascot, the owl. The owls will be hung in the Festival Gallery, home to a sizeable collection of original picture book art by the likes of Eric Carle, Leo and Diane Dillon, and Trina Schart Hyman (all of whom also contributed an owl). It's really an honor to have my piece (below) hung alongside the work of some of my favorite illustrators (not to mention my former Art Institute of Boston classmate Denise Ortakales, whose collage work is absolutely amazing).

You can read more about the project here.

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