Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (BLCA) is a wellspring for the community providing inspiration, enrichment, enjoyment, opportunities, and education through the arts.
BLCA supports and encourages the work of developing and established artists and provides resources and opportunities in the arts for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. BLCA recognizes art to be a powerful tool for the cultivation of strong, healthy, harmonious community life.
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Presents
The Children's Book Illustrators Guild
November 9- December 21
Reception: Saturday, November 16, 6 to 8 pm
Story Time: Saturday, December 7, 10 am to 12 pm
The Children’s Book Illustrators Guild is exhibiting work by 16 of their member artists. The exhibition runs through December 21, with a free reception planned for November 16 from 6-8 pm. Additionally, CBIG will hold a free storytime on Saturday, December 7 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Art Center. In addition to 35 illustrations on the walls of the galleries, prints of the work and books illustrated by the artists will also be for sale.
The Children's Book Illustrator's Guild of Minnesota (CBIG) was formed in 1982 as a resource and support group for artists working in the children's book illustration and literature fields. Illustrator and CBIG organizer Shawn McCann states, “Our job, and joy, as illustrators is to share our private visions of these worlds, using media such as pen-and-ink, watercolor, gouache or a computer to record the pictures we see in our heads as we read the words.”
More information about the Children's Book Illustrators Guild can be found at their website. http://www.childrens-illustrators.com/