Friday, March 5, 2010

Looking at the weekend

This looks fascinating. I've always been impressed with the illustrations in children's books and the opportunity to watch this man illustrate his process is too rare to pass up:
Family Day at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art: Saturday, March 6 (12-5)

In conjunction with the Museum's exhibition, Rhythm and Hues: Cloth and Culture of Mali, award-winning children's book author, illustrator and storyteller, Baba Wagué Diakité, will join us  for a colorful presentation on his book illustrating process, with storytelling, booksigning, and snacks.  Sessions start at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. To reserve your space, please contact Betsy at or at 415.227.4888 ext. 10. 

Baba Wagué Diakité's books have received a Coretta Scott King Honor, an Ana ALA Notable Children's Book award, and a Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon.  His best-sellers include I Lost my Tooth in Africa, The Magic Gourd, The Hatseller and the Monkeys, and The Hunterman and the Crocodile.

The art of Richard Mayhew, now showing at the Museum of the African-American Diaspora  is closing on March 7th. His rich, luminous landscapes are both beautiful and spiritual-the exhibit has been held over once or twice and rightfully so as the paintings are simply gorgeous. I am hoping for a quiet viewing on Saturday as each time I've gone, the gallery was full of poorly controlled teenagers.

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