Thursday, January 13, 2011

Minnesota's Illustrators in the News

Wonderful linoleum cut illustrations by Duluth artist, Rick Allen must have contributed to Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman being named a Newbery Medal Honor Book for 2011.  The Newbery Medal is an award for the most distinguished children's book published in the previous year in the U.S.  See for yourself: YouTube.  To read more about the local connections to this year's Newbery award go to:Minnesota books win big at ALA award.

Also in the news is an exhibition "Beyond the Book" at the Bloomington Theatre & Art Center  of seven local illustrators. You can see the non-illustration art work of Nancy Carlson (MCAD 1976), Stephen Gammell, Mike Wohnoutka, Lauren Stringer, Derek Anderson, Beth Peck (MCAD MFA 2007) and Leslie Bowman now through 18 Feb. If you go at 7pm on 8 Feb you can take in a panel discussion and book signing too. You can read about it at the Star Tribune.

Check out our library collection for some books by or about these illustrators:

Nancy Carlson
Flashbacks : an alumni exhibition Pamph N6530.M6 F63 1990
Making art : interviews with ten Minnesota artists Pamph N6530.M6 M34 1986
Pictures from home : Minnesota illustrators of children's books Pamph NC965 .M6 1988
Henry's amazing imagination! PZ7.C216 He 2008
The Masked Maverick / by Jacqueline K. Ogburn PZ7.O3317 Mas 1994
Lenore's big break / by Susan Pearson PZ7.P323316 Le 1992

Stephen Gammell
Song and dance man / by Karen Ackerman PZ7.A1824 So 1988
Is that you, winter? : a story PZ7.G144 Is 1997
Monster mama / story by Liz Rosenberg PZ7.R71894 Mo 1993
Dancing teepees : poems of American Indian youth PZ8.3 .D36 1989

Beth Peck
A Christmas memory / by Truman Capote PZ7.C214 Ch 1989
The snow goose / Paul Gallico PZ7.G137 Sn 1992
Just like Josh Gibson / written by Angela Johnson PZ7.J629 Ju 2004
Music for the end of time / written by Jen Bryant  PZ9.B79 Mu 2005

Lauren Stringer
8 McKnight artists Pamph N6530.M6 E3 1992
Snow / Cynthia Rylant PZ7.R982 Sn 2008
Fold me a poem / Kristine O'Connell George PZ8.3.G45 Fo 2005

Thank you illustrators for making reading so much more enjoyable.

Eva Hyvarinen, Visual Resource Assistant
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Library

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