Beyond Words: The Artistry of Illustrated Children’s Books

WHAT: Exhibit of original children's book artwork

WHERE: McDaniel College, Rice Gallery

WHEN: January 27 - March 6, 2014

ADMISSION: FREE

Chris Raschka: "Snuggling" from "A Ball for Daisy," 11 x 11"

Chris Raschka: "Snuggling" from "A Ball for Daisy," 11 x 11"

I know I've spent hours, pouring over picture books while reading to my kids, but if you know me at all, you know I enjoy a good picture book whether or not I have the excuse of reading to a kid.  

I can't wait to see this upcoming show at McDaniel College. It includes 35 pieces of original art curated by Robert Lemieux. The list of artists, many of whom are Caldecott Medal and Caldecott Honor recipients is impressive and includes many of my favorites:

Adrienne Adams

Mary Azarian

Jessica Boehman
Kathryn Brown
Marcia Brown

Ashley Bryan
Eric Carle
Raul Colon
Richard Cuffari
Tomie dePaolo
Tony DiTerlizzi
Jules Feiffer
Tibor Gergely
Mordicai Gerstein
Hardie Gramatky
Catherine Greenaway
Karla Gudeon
Ezra Jack Keats
E.B. Lewis
Petra Mathers
Barbara McClintock
Willy Pogany
Jerry Pinkney
Alice Provensen
Chris Raschka
Charles Santore
Simms Taback
Neil Waldman
David Wiesner
Mo Willems
Paul O. Zelinsky

For more information, visit the McDaniel College website or call 410-857-2595.