Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Rest of the Story

We are pleased to announce our story time with the illustrator schedule for November and December. We hope you'll join us each Saturday morning at 11:00 at the museum!

Nov. 1: Sherry Meidell
Nov. 8: Julie Olson
Nov. 15: Mark and Caralyn Buehner
Nov. 22: Lily Toy Hong
Nov. 29: Stories illustrated by various artists
Dec. 6: Greg Newbold
Dec. 13: Nathan Hale

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Family Photo

Guy Francis, who will be our visiting illustrator at this week's story time (11:00 on Saturday, October 18), just posted this picture on his blog and he's looking for a title for it. If you have a fun idea, click here to link to his blog.

Guy will be reading two books that he's illustrated: Mrs. McBloom, Clean Up Your Classroom by Kelly S. DiPucchio and Shelly by Margie Palatini.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

East Meets West

Fumi Kosaka, who grew up in Japan but who now lives with her husband and two children in Provo, will be joining us for story time at 11:00 this Saturday morning at the museum.

Fumi came to the United States to study at Ricks College (now BYU Idaho) and BYU in Provo. 

After graduating, she moved to New York and worked in the children's art department of a New York City publishing house while pursuing freelance illustration projects. 

She has illustrated nine children's books, including several books written by well known author Cynthia Rylant.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

See Spot. See Spot 600 Times.

Here's baby B. settling in on the beach with Beach Bugs, the latest in a series of beloved pop-up books full of all sorts of crazy bug-eyed bugs created by Salt Lake City native David A. Carter.

One of David's most recent feats of paper engineering is 600 Black Spots, inspired by the work of artists such as Matisse and Mondrian. We are thrilled to have working models from the book, along with specifications for the dies used to cut pieces which are then assembled by hand to create the pop-ups. And of course we've got a copy of the book on our gallery bookshelf. Come see if you can find all 600 black spots!