“The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration”
Sept 7-Nov. 23
Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad City Library
Two UC San Diego Extension instructors in Children’s Literature — Andrea Zimmerman (writing) and Susie Ghahremani (illustrating) — will have their artwork featured in an upcoming exhibit at Cannon Art Gallery in the Carlsbad City Library.
Artwork of Susie Ghahremani
The exhibit, titled “The Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration,” opens Sept. 7 and continues through Nov. 23. The library is located at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011.
The artwork of widely-acclaimed children’s book illustrators, including several from Southern California, will be on display.
The show represents the best entries from the 2013 Juried Original Art Exhibition held by the Museum of American Illustration in New York City.
The traveling exhibit includes original paintings, drawings, prints and collages of 40 artists whose works are rarely made available for viewing outside the studio or publisher’s offices.
The show’s other featured artists who have Extension connections include Children’s Book Writing & Illustration advisory board member Brian Selznick, who's a Caldecott Award winner (“The Invention of Hugo Cabret”); plus Extension program representative Annika Nelson, who coordinates the Children’s Book Illustration program.
“This exhibit is a wonderful opportunity for our illustration students,” said Nelson. “The chance to see a range of work and styles from such accomplished illustrators up-close and in-person will be very inspirational.”
In addition, Extension instructor Joy Chu has organized a special tour of the show for her current and former children’s book illustration students. She was especially pleased about this “extraordinary field trip opportunity,” she said. “Viewing the show first-hand will really boost their development as future illustrators.”