Of Mice and Monsters

If you're in Brooklyn, be sure to check out this fantastic exhibition of kids art called Mice to Monsters at 440 Gallery in Park Slope.  We particularly love that the work will be hung at children's eye level to make it accessible to visiting tots!

From the press release.

June 28 - July 22, 2012.
Opening reception: Thursday, June 28, 6-8 pm

Brooklyn, NY -- Stroller gridlock at coffee shops, children's hair salons, Spanish and German language kinder-care and a Bean Sprouts pre-school - all are within a few blocks surrounding the 440 Gallery, clear evidence of Park Slope's adoption of a child-centered culture. It's not a surprise, also, to note that this neighborhood is home to many aspiring as well as award-winning children's authors and illustrators. The time has come, at last, for 440 Gallery to host From Mice to Monsters: Illustrations for Children, its annual juried theme exhibition.

This exhibition will feature children's book illustrations, published and unpublished, and any work which focuses on children as an audience. The 41 artists selected for this show are from all over the country, and Brooklyn is well represented: Tenaya Anue, Tatiana Arocha, Susan Blanchard, Bonnie Branson, You Mee Cho, Jeffrey Chuang, Theresa Coulter, Kristin deNeeve, Nancy Doniger, Missy Hammond Dunaway, Lisa Falkenstern, Michelle Farkouh, Magge Gagliardi, Sarah Gramelspacher, Melissa Guion, Abigail Hanlon, Kievan Havens, Eri Honda, Allyn Howard, Michelle Kratchman-Garcia, Boris Kulikov, Joyce Leipertz, Kelly Light, Li Ma, Sine Morse, Kristen Orr, Kristiana Parn, Edie Pijpers, Carolyn Schallmo, Corey Solinger, Christine Staehelin, Mariko Suzuki, Hala Swearingen, Peach Jin Tao, Cathie Urushibata, Ani Volkan, Sara Woolley, Junko Yamada, Bill Zeman. The juror is Buket Erdogan, a Park Slope resident who has illustrated children's books for Orchard Books, Simon and Schuster, and Harper Collins. Three of Buket's "Mouse's First" series were New York Times Best Sellers.

In order to accommodate young visitors to the gallery, work will be hung lower than usual, at a child's eye level. A selection of the published works, including of Kulikov, Zeman, and juror Erdogan, will be available for sale at the Community Bookstore, a longtime Park Slope institution located at 143 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

In conjunction with this exhibition, 440 Gallery will host a series of Sunday artist talks/demonstrations by the artists. The events are planned for Sundays, July 15 and July 22, at 4:40 PM.



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