Story Tellers Exhibit at the Works

entranceThe Story Tellers exhibit on the Art of the Storybook (right up my alley!) runs through October 10, 2014 at The Works in Newark, Ohio. Catch it while you can! I love how the exhibit takes you behind the scenes of how a book is made. So many artists work in different ways. It is a fascinating glimpse into the creative process. Here are some scenes from the show.

Early illustration by Newark native, from sketch to magazine cover.

home arts cover


From Granville’s own Carlo LoRaso (curator of the show):

loraso-paris loraso-works

From Antoinette Portis, whose Not a Box makes regular appearances in my programming — I’m all about imagination and the power of play.

notabox portis drawings

So many expressions for a robot, and you can see how the bunny takes shape.portis rabbit

We even did an Out of the Box preschool program:

I’ve heard the term digital art for a while now, but I haven’t been quite sure what all that entails. John Skewes gives a look into his process of creation for the Larry Gets Lost books. This example features Philadelphia’s City Hall from the unusual vantage point of the statue of Penn.

larry digital

skewes city hall phil

And how does a 32 page picture book come together? Here you can see the work that goes into the layout of the book:

skewes thumbnails

Others, like Granville artist Tim Bowers, use photographs in the illustration process.

bowers illustration

Reynoldsburg native artist Steve Harpster doodles all the time:

harpster sketches

All exhibits should have a reading area, especially one devoted to book ilustration:

storytellers reading

And a magical ceiling to read beneath!storytellers ceiling

Go visit the Story Tellers exhibit before it closes on Friday!

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