Get ready to go on an adventure with the whole family and explore the art and imagination behind Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author Brian Selznick. Families will create art projects inspired by Selznick’s illustrations and stories as well as enjoy an entertaining magic show. Selznick will give a talk and Q&A followed by a book signing.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Art Stations
Fusco Hall & East Court
Create works of art inspired by Brian Selznick’s illustration with a variety of media and techniques.
11:15 a.m. – Magic Show
Enjoy an entertaining and engaging magic show by Peter Pitchford of Magic by Manipulation.
12:30 p.m. – Artist Talk: Brian Selznick
Brian Selznick will talk about his career and the making of his book The Invention of Hugo Cabret and book-inspired film, Hugo followed by Q & A’s.
12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. – From Houdini to Hugo Family Tour
Explore the art and imagination of Brian Selznick on this family-friendly tour of From Houdini to Hugo.
1:30 p.m. – Brian Selznick Book Signing & Mingling Magic
Meet Brian Selznick, get your favorite book signed, and participate in mingling magic with Peter Pitchford.
Guest artist Mitch Lyons will demonstrate this unique art form that combines printmaking with ceramic techniques using colored clay and slips. Get ready to use clay in a very different way! This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. Mitch Lyons’ work will also be on display in the show.
All supplies provided. All levels. Preregistration required.
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