Original artwork for and from children’s books by Priscilla Alpaugh, Chris Beatrice, Sarah S. Brannen, and Ioana Hobai
October 4 – November 11, 2023
Reception on October 21, 3:00–5:00 pm
6 Bridges Gallery is pleased to present “Picture a Story,” an exhibition of art for and from children’s books. The original artwork featured is from published or soon-to-be published children’s picture books, along with some personal pieces. The published books will also be on display.
The show will include work by Priscilla Alpaugh, illustrator of Space Mice; video game designer and award-winning illustrator Chris Beatrice; Sarah S. Brannen, illustrator of two dozen books including the ALA Sibert Honor book Summertime Sleepers and the multi-award-winning Feathers: Not Just For Flying; and Ioana Hobai, illustrator of A Whale of a Mistake and Lena’s Slippers.
Viewers will also gain insight into how the artists create their work. Displays will give a glimpse into what goes into creating a children’s book, from manuscript to publication. Brannen and Hobai use traditional media, while Alpaugh uses a combination of traditional and digital and Beatrice’s work is exclusively digital.
Pictured above top left, “Whale of a Mistake,” watercolor by Ioana Hobai
top right, “Dragon Trouble,” combined digital and watercolor by Priscilla Alpaugh
bottom left, “Sunfish Starfish,” watercolor by Sarah Brannen
bottom right “Angie,” digital image by Chris Beatrice