Thursday, October 28, 2010

the "MATH=FUN!" Illustration Show...

We had a wonderful Opening Day, October 23.
Walls were usual; art collected, and the New limited edition Book...called: "VISUAL LEARNING",( a Timeline from Cave Art through Illuminated Manuscripts, The Printing Press, Book manufacturing, Electronic communications, innovations in Teaching with Visual Aids, and the great hurrah of Murphy's MATHSTART books)... is now here! From 1 to 3 PM, Stuart and renowned Children's Book critic and biographer, Barbara Elleman, gave a stimulating presentation at the Hamilton-Wenham Library...and signed their books. At 4, we all congregated at the Gallery for Wines, fruits, and goodies, in the perfect wished-for warm weather so our newly pebble-paved outdoors was useful to overflow crowds. Popular illustrator, Steve Kellogg attended, and we talked about having a STEVE KELLOGG exhibition in 2012! Lots of reunions, especially from Many RISD ALUMNI, and warm greetings from friends, families, our Regular Gallery Goers, and happy purchasers of Art and Books. Many of us capped off the evening with dinner at the Tea House, where lovely speeches were made. Here are some pictures of the Day, thanks to our constant photographer, my Intern from Montserrat, Waka Tokuno. Thanks also to my helper, Adam Ziskie, at the bar...recent MCA grad whose first children's book will be coming out in Feb '12!!, and to Corrine Reid, a current Senior at MCA, for her invaluable help on Photoshop.

Friday, October 8, 2010

as One comes Down, Another is 'Waiting in the Wings"

As our 'Tree' buyers pick up their treasures, and 'Tree' artists come to get their work(TRY TO GIVE US SPACE!), we're ready to send our latest limited-edition book out to Press, and are juggling space to pile up the new art coming in from around the Globe! Illustrators of Stuart J. Murphy's books are delivering and mailing their works from the Mid-West, New York, the North West, Italy, Canada, California, the South-West, and New England. The show will include 18 Illustrators (OUR SPACE LIMIT!), in all, although Stuart has created 63 books with dozens of artists.
The Hamilton-Wenham Library will also be sponsoring a talk and presentation about How Illustrators work with words, featuring Barbara Elleman, editor of Booklinks and Bookviews magazines, and Stuart - a Visual Learning specialist, from 1 to 3 on OCTOBER 23. Following the talk, we will host the Gala Opening of the show at the Gallery, from 4 to 6. SEE YOU THERE!