It was so awesome being back at my Alma Mater, Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia to participate in the 2017 Virginia Children’s Book Festival. If you made it to the 2017 Virginia Children’s Book Festival, hope you grabbed a copy of the program, designed with a commemorative cover by 2016 Caldecott winner, Sophie Blackall. Here’s a featured peak at the cover! The completed mural is featured below as well!
I combined a bit of my colorful geometry with the Imagery of Illustrator / Author Peter Brown. Over the three day festival a “LIVE” mural came to life using many of Peter’s characters combined with a feel of my various works. The coolest part of this mural is that the kids and adults at the festival created it with us! A total group effort which brought a positive message for our youth and filled everyone with amazing energy! The “LIVE” collaborative mural came to life in the main gallery of Bedford Hall October 19th through 21st on the Longwood University campus. We will soon place the mural permanently in a location.
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Longwood University : http://www.longwood.edu
Longwood Center for the Visual Arts : http://lcva.longwood.edu