The Buhler Gallery is pleased to present:
The Story Illuminated: Children's Book Illustrations
Featuring work by Marie-Louise Gay (Illustrator/ Author, Caramba), Barbara Reid (Author & Illustrator A Perfect Snow and Picture a Tree), Sheila McGraw (Illustrator, Love You Forever),
Bette Woodland (Illustrator, A Walk in Pirate's Cove) and
Jennifer LaBella (Author/ Iillustrator, A Polar Bear Night of Stars and Light)
October 11, 2013 - January 26, 2014
We gratefully acknowledge our Sponsor of this Exhibition: St. Boniface Hospital Auxiliary
All books featured in this exhibition are available for sale at the
St. Boniface Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop
(main floor, Everett Atrium).
Please visit the Gift Shop site for more information on prices
and hours of operation.
For more information on the exhibition, please call Tanya Gadd at 204.237.2309
or email: email@example.com.
Excerpt taken from brochure on the Exhibition: "The Story Illuminated":
"All the art works by these acclaimed artists are multi-sensual. Their detail and individuality encourage looking. They enhance imagination and sharpen perceptions and observation. The images of fun, playfulness, adventure and comfort reveal inner feelings, expanding minds and attitudes as the child experiences them.
These books are read and re-read many times and become focal points in a young child’s life. Each reading reveals new or different details and provides added excitement in finding the known on the page while anticipating the next. The experience is akin to going to an art gallery and enjoying the stimulation gained from seeing a work for the first time, then returning again to explore other and deeper aspects of the work.
These five Canadian artists have followed a long tradition of centuries of illustrating children’s stories. Today, this field is large and, as seen in these works, it is creative, enthralling and of the highest standards. Children’s book illustration now has its own award in the annual Governor General’s Awards of the Canada Council for the Arts, an award won by both Barbara Reid and Marie-Louise Gay.
I thank each of these five artists, the authors and lenders for their participation in this Buhler Gallery exhibition. I also thank the Saint Boniface Hospital Auxiliary for their sponsorship and John and Bonnie Buhler for their continued support."
Patricia Bovey, FRSA, FCMA
Project Lead, Buhler Gallery