Earlier this month, I had the privilege of presenting at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. I gave a presentation to an audience ranging from toddler to teens (and one teacher who drove out from New York City to meet me) about my book, An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers. I spoke about my connection with Albers (he lived down the street from me as a child) and performed some optical illusions with color. Afterwards in the Art Studio the kids created their own Albers-inspired art using colored squares.
As a picture book writer, I was also a patron that day, touring the Eric Carle exhibits and the artwork of guest artist, Mo Willems. What an exciting experience to see how they develop their art and books!
If you are a picture book artist, I highly suggest that you contact the museum to set up a presentation there. And if you’re a lover of picture books, then make the museum a destination. I bought some fun birthday and postcards in their fabulous gift shop.
The museum is located at 125 West Bay Road in Amherst, MA. Here’s more information: www.carlemuseum.org