Monday, October 1, 2012

Take Home an Original

On October 16th, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre is hosting an exciting and unique event in Montreal. Take Home an Original, a live auction of eighty original illustrations from Canadian picture books, will be held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Tuesday, October 16th. The event will be preceded by a unique five-week exhibition of the illustrations from September 14th to October 14th with workshops and other family activities on the weekends. This exhibit is the first by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to honour the art of children's picture books.
These original illustrations from internationally loved Canadian picture books have been donated to the Canadian Children’s Book Centre by top illustrators all across the country including Stéphane Poulin, Marie-Louise Gay, Stéphane Jorisch, Janice Nadeau, Michael Martchenko, Barbara Reid, and Philippe Béha, among others. A multitude of artistic mediums are represented including watercolours, acrylics, oils, tempera, gouache, Plasticene, collage, pen and ink, and Photoshop. Half of the donated art was created by Quebec illustrators.Tickets to the auction are $50. They can be purchased online or by phone at 514-272-9608 or 416-975-0010, x224. If you are unable to attend but wish to bid on the art, please contact Charlotte Teeple at 416-975-0010 ext. 226 or
For more details you can go to the website.

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