Sophie Blackall Illustration

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Drawn in Brooklyn


Drawn in Brooklyn opens this week at the Brooklyn Public Library! There is an exhibition of artwork from children's books by over 30 Brooklyn illustrators, including Paul O. Zelinsky, Brian Selznick, Sergio Ruzzier, John Rocco, Sean Qualls, Brett Helquist, Brian Floca, Pat Cummings, R. Gregory Christie, Lauren Castillo, Peter Brown and Selina Alko among others.
There are window cases in the youth wing showing artists' processes and I have two on the mezzanine which are about scrap books and are loosely tied to a Panel Discussion: My Inspiration, in which I will talk about stuffed penguins and mermaids' purses and baby teeth and lost shoes and shadows and indexes and firework labels, with John Bemelmans Marciano, John Rocco and R. Gregory Christie. The panel discussion is Sunday, September 26 at 2pm at the Central Library, Dweck Center.
There is also Family Day: Illustrators' Festival, which will be a fair with workshops and book readings and signings and I think I'm going to play Mr. Squiggle. (I'll try to keep it clean.) That takes place on Saturday, October 16, 10:30am - 3pm at the Central Library Plaza.
On Tuesday, October 12, at 10 am I'll be reading from Big Red Lollipop, also at the Dweck Center.
There's more, but that'll do you for now. Hope to see some of you at the library this Fall!
x Sophie
ps If for no other reason, come and visit Floyd. (I think it's Floyd... the name seems to have stuck.)

8 comments:

zillustration said...
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zillustration said...

Ted and Betsy Lewin didn't make it? Too bad, they're right around the corner from Pratt. Great Children's book illustrators and authors.

sophie blackall said...

Ted and Betsy are absolutely there. And Kam Mak and Brian Pinkney and Shadra Strickland...and the list goes on. My two finger typing and fear of misspelling people's names got the better of me.

april said...

Hello from your new stalker! I love your work and I am feeling totally inspired to revamp my website and get in my studio get some work done.

april said...

P.S. Come to San Diego and teach a class. I could round up a group for you!

april said...

P.S. Come to San Diego and teach a class. I could round up a group for you!

Stel.la said...

It seems to be reeally inspiring this "Drawn in Brooklyn"
I´ll make a decision to go...
Thanks a lot for this, Sophie!

daily said...

This makes me wish I lived near Brooklyn!