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February 12, 2013 > Exhibit showcases children's book illustrators

Exhibit showcases children's book illustrators

Submitted By Christine Bender

Sun Gallery opened its 24th Annual Children's Book Illustrators Exhibit on February 6 continuing until April 6. This annual favorite, a celebration of excellence in art and literature, continues to delight both children and adults. School groups have the opportunity to view original artworks from beautiful children's picture books during an interactive art gallery tour, and then create a related art project in the Gallery's studio.

Eleven illustrators and sixteen books are featured in this show. The delightful books that include these artists' illustrations will all be for sale at the Sun Gallery. Many of the original works of art will also be available for purchase.

Participants include:

Audrey Coleman: "Walter the Farting Dog: Trouble at the Yard Sale", "Rough Weather Ahead", and "Banned From The Beach"

Demi: "The Great Voyages of Zheng He"

Susan Gal: "Into the Outdoors", "Please Take Me for a Walk", and "Day by Day"

Karen Hanke: "Jazz Fly" and "Jazz Fly 2: The Jungle Pachanga"

Jeremy Kwan: "Get Out of My Head, I should Go to Bed"

Elisa Kleven: "Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the World"

Patrick Lugo: "Little Monk and the Mantis: A Bug, a Boy, and the Birth of a Kung Fu Legend"

Sara Palacios: "Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match"

Donna Turner: "You Are a Gift to the World, the World is a Gift to You"

Baje Whitethorne, Sr.: "Beauty Beside Me: Stories of My Grandmother's Skirts"

Johnson Yazzie: "Stone Cutter and the Navajo Maiden"

Also included in this exhibit is student artwork from Chabot College's Children's Book Illustrator Class taught by Janice Golojuch.

The community is invited to visit the exhibit Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. -5 p.m., and attend the artist book signing party and reception on Saturday, March 9, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Detailed information about the artists and their books is available at and

Children's Book Illustrators Exhibit
Wednesday, Feb 6 - Saturday, Apr 6
Wednesdays - Saturdays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Mar 9
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Sun Gallery
1015 E St., Hayward
(510) 581-4050

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