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A Mother is a Story: New York Public Library Exhibit (April 2016)

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The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library, located on Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, is a prominent historic landmark in the beautiful Beaux-Arts architectural style. The main branch of the system, the Schwarzman is known for its soaring fifty-foot ceilings, classical marble facades, and miles of bookshelves running beneath Bryant Park behind it. The library has been a destination for book lovers for over a century. My dream came true for a second time when the NYPL asked me to design an exhibit featuring art from my book, A Mother is a Story: A Celebration of Motherhood, for the front window of the lovely bookshop on the main floor.

I enlisted the help of the most talented multimedia artist, Eloise Corr Danch. Eloise created gorgeous paper stars and flowers plus a huge 3D mock-up of the book with incredible deckle edges to make it seem full of pages. Amanda Smith, the visual manager at NYPL turned my sketch into an actual installation plan and physically installed the exhibit along with Eloise (I helped but without them it would have looked like a 7th grade school presentation). Erik Heywood of the incredible Book Shop generously gave us his stunning book cases to showcase actual spreads along the base of the display. Print Space did a beautiful job on the book cover print. Special thanks to Helene Silver, Elana Sinsabaugh and Abrams books.

The exhibit will be up through the month of May. Please swing by to check it out and pick up a signed copy of the book and journal for Mother’s Day and beyond.

Here’s a peek at more images of the exhibit and the installation: Continue Reading →

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A Mother is a Story: Meet + Greet invitation

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You’re Invited!

WHAT: A fun meet + greet/ celebration of my book, A Mother is a Story, and the accompanying guided journal, Stories for my Child.

WHEN: Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Pink Olive – 167 5th Avenue, Park Slope Brooklyn, NY 11217

PLEASE RSVP HERE

Pick up a book (I’ll sign) for your favorite mothers in time for Mother’s Day. Enjoy ridiculously awesome give-aways such as Rubi Jones’s book The Art of Hair, the Well-Read Women’s reader’s journal, the constellation journal I designed for Galison and other goodies in limited quantity. + sips and treats from CakeNY and flowers from Stem & Bloom.

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American Illustration interview

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I love chatting about my career and projects I’ve enjoyed working on. Please take a peek at this recent interview on American Illustration. Speaking of which, I just got notified that the above pieces have been accepted as 2 of 339 into AI 35 out of 10,003 submissions! I’m honored. The first is for the CFDA and the second is for Lenny Letter.

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