Monday, June 4, 2012

Children's Book Festival to be Held at Eric Carle Museum

2012 Children's Book Festival
Themed Baseball Bonanza!
Festival Scheduled for Saturday, June 9

Painting from "We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro
League Baseball" by Kadir Nelson.
Join a host of authors and artists who have created some of your favorite baseball picture books for the 7th annual Children’s Book Festival at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, in conjunction with the exhibition We Are The Ship: The History of Negro League Baseball, original paintings by award-winning artist Kadir Nelson.

The Museum will host members of the Negro League Baseball Players Association for a special program in the Auditorium. In addition, this event for art-, book-, and baseball-lovers of all ages will feature art activities, artist and author presentations and demonstrations, and book signings. Enjoy ballpark fare or bring your own picnic to enjoy in our apple orchard.

The festival is scheduled for this Saturday, June 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum is located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Festival admission is free with paid museum admission. To see the complete list of events, click here.

Participating artists and presenters include: Martha Ackmann, Jim Burke, Diane de Groat, Doron "Duke" Goldman, Kevin Markey, Richard Michelson, Barry Moser, James Ransome, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Shelley Rotner, Matt Tavares, Audrey Vernick, Richard Walz, and Andrew Zimbalist.