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In a Nutshell: Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges, RISD: Imagination and Inspiration: Creating Books from the Heart

Sunday, April 1, 2012

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

First Floor Meeting Room (1st Floor)

Every author and illustrator draws from his or her own background and creativity when crafting books for children. Professor Goodwin Sturges will lead a discussion of the origins of Maurice Sendak's inspiration, as well as the muses and influences of other children's book creators. The dialogue will then become a workshop, illustrating the processes of storytelling and bookmaking in general, with attendees encouarged to ask questions and to offer thoughts and ideas about stories they themselves would like to tell in a picture book format, and perhaps crafting their own small book!

 Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked in the art departments of such places as Hallmark and Ginn & Co. She then returned to RISD as a Professor of Illustration, where she continues teaching today. In 1989, Judy Sue also started her own children's book studio in Boston. She envisioned a place where she could nurture creative talent and develop quality book projects for trade markets and museum communities. Today, Studio Goodwin Sturges works on behalf of nearly 40 picture book artists worldwide. www.Studio Goodwin Sturges

Providence Public Library has been selected to host an American Library Association small-format traveling exhibit focused on Maurice Sendak.

In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak is one in a series on Jewish artists who have contributed to the culture of the United States and the world through their lives and work.

The exhibit reveals the pull of the Old World in Sendak's work and his connection with the New World and how Sendak's artistic journey has led him deeper into his family history and his Jewish identity.

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In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextbook, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.

Street parking is free on Sundays.  Discount parking is also available at the Providence Hilton Garage, $3 for 3 hours. Bring your ticket with you for validation at the Circulation Desk.

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