a storyteller at heart

"I am a storyteller at heart. So each project begins with the question, 'Is this story worth telling? Is the manuscript an interesting read? Is it surprising and challenging? Will I, in the process of making pictures, learn something new?' --Jerry Pinkney

Artwork from The Lion and The Mouse, 2009
A traveling exhibit of Jerry Pinkney's beautiful artwork--organized by the  Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA (not far from where I used to live!)--is celebrating Pinkney's 50 years as an artist and author. Best known for his depictions of the African American experience, Pinkney is also well known for his illustrated retellings of fables and fairy tales, stories like The Lion and The Mouse (pictured right), which won him the 2010 Caldecott Medal--making him the first African American to win it!

Here is a link to his impressive bibliobgraphy.

And the dates for the traveling exhibit:
 
June 14, 2012 - September 9, 2012 - The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, Michigan
*For those of you in Michigan, there's still time to see this exhibit! For more info on the Detroit exhibit.*
 
September 29, 2012 - January 13, 2013 - The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
 
March 2013 - May 2013 - The African American Museum, Dallas, Texas
 
June 2013 - September 2013 - The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Artwork from John Henry, 1994
October 12, 2013 - January 5, 2014 - The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

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