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Peter H. Reynolds : Make Your Mark!

Peter Reynolds, Dot (detail from book cover)
The Dot (detail of book cover), 2003
watercolor, ink, and tea on paper
Courtesy of the Artist and Candlewick Press

September 13 — December 13, 2009
IN THE CHILDREN’S GALLERY, 2nd FLOOR OF MUSEUM

Opening Reception Saturday, September 12, 6 - 8 pm
Book Signing October 4, 2009, 1:30 pm


About the Artist

Peter H. Reynolds is the author and illustrator of several books including The Dot, Ish, The North Star, Someday, So Few of Me , the Judy Moody series, the covers for Judy Blume’s Fudge series and Megan McDonald’s Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid series, among others.  He is also the co-founder with his twin brother, Paul, of Fablevision, an educational multimedia company and owner of The Blue Bunny, a children’s book store located in Dedham, Massachusetts.  His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and he has garnered several awards for his illustrations and his commitment to children’s literacy.  He is currently working on the manuscript and illustrations for Rose’s Garden and has designed a sculpture based on the book for the new Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston.

Visit the artists website! www.peterhreynolds.com

About the Exhibit

The exhibit of Peter H. Reynolds’s work will showcase his original watercolors produced for his popular books, The Dot, Ish, The North Star, So Few of Me as well as those created for the Judy Moody and Fudge series.  A sketchbook will be on view that the artist uses while his “popcorn-like” mind produces idea after idea.  Another feature of the exhibition will be an “animation station,” a computer station with Reynolds’s Animation-Ish software which encourages one and all to “make their mark” while they design animated shorts.  Visitors are also encouraged to create their own “dots” as inspired by Mr. Reynolds’s book, The Dot, and his philosophy that everyone has innate creativity and we all just need to start making a dot, sign our name to it, and proceed from there on a personal journey of artistic discovery.

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