It’s here! NCTE!
We’re in Houston, where the hispanic or Latinx population is around 43%. So I’m thrilled that most of the panels and round tables where I’ll be speaking are centered squarely on the Latinx experience. From nerds to bad-ass girls – here they are: (more…)
Was great to launch Paint Me a Story this afternoon. I really enjoyed this collaboration with the library and am so happy that the exhibit will be on display next Friday at the Main Branch for First Fridays. Don’t miss it — or the free workshops that the Visual Arts Center will provide as an offshoot of the exhibit. Here are a few shots from our party. Lila, Joe, John: your work was so impressive.It was an honor and a pleasure to share it with new audiences.
Librarian rockstars: Lucinda Whitehurst, me, Cristina Dominguez Ramirez, and Patty Parks
Pondering Lila Quintero Weaver’s work
My books along with Joe, Lila, and Joe’s wonderful works! Wish it were the people here and not just our books!
The lovely Gigi Amateau and library patrons enjoying the show
Barbara Ingber and Patty Parks talking libros
It’s not a party without a pastelito…Thank you La Sabrosita!
My new favorite bracelet, a gift from Cristina. From AlterNatives in RVA. Gracias Cristina!
Find your calendar. Here’s something for everyone in Richmond who loves kids, books, and art.
Paint Me A Story is a free, month-long celebration of El Dia De Los Libros, the American Library Association’s annual celebration of multicultural children’s lit. Beginning on Friday, April 26, 2013, two of our favorite community resources – the Richmond Public Library and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond – have cooked up a great way to celebrate.
Librarians Cristina Dominguez Ramirez and Patty Parks have worked with me to create a gorgeous exhibit of Latino children’s book illustration featuring the work of nationally-recognized illustrators Joe Cepeda, John Parra, and Lila Quintero Weaver. The opening reception is at the Broad Rock branch on Friday, April 26, 4 – 6 pm. (Free food, great art. Thank you Friends of the Library for your generous support!) I’ll be on hand to say hello and give you some information about books you might enjoy with your kids. For art fans, several pieces are available for purchase.
Postcard designed by John Parra
The exhibit will move to the main branch of the library on May 3 in time for First Fridays Art Walk and will remain for the month of May. Best yet, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond will offer two, free youth art classes on bookmaking on May 4 and May 16 at the Main branch. Sarah Hand will be at the helm. (Check out her beautiful work below.)
Please spread the word, join us for the reception, and enjoy the talents of three distinguished illustrators who keep our niños laughing, thinking, and turning the page.
Here’s the RPL Press Release- Paint Me A Story with the full details.