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Ellis Library Exhibit, Art for the Books of Jane Yolen

“From Easel to Page – The Illustrator’s Art for the Books of Jane Yolen” University of Missouri – Columbia, Ellis Library First Floor Colonnade, November 2 – December 2, 2007. Mon – Thurs 7:30 am to 2:00 am, Fri 7:30 am – 8:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sun noon – 2 am. Call (573)882-4391 for reduced hours during Thanksgiving Break. Jane Yolen will give a gallery talk on November 30 at 3:30 pm.

Exhibition Information:
Two art exhibits will open at the end of October in anticipation of an upcoming residency in Columbia by award-winning author Jane Yolen. A prolific fantasy and fairytale writer whose books are illustrated by many of today’s top illustrators, Yolen is lending a selection of the artwork from her personal collection for these exhibits. On October 30th, the Boone County National Bank will unveil fifteen illustrations in its Lobby Gallery. This exhibit titled “An Appeal to Childhood” will feature illustrations for some of Jane Yolen’s best loved picture books. Then, on the evening of November 1st, MU’s Ellis Library will present fifteen more illustrations coupled with the books in which they are featured in its Colonnade Gallery. This exhibit will feature art work paired with the finished book including several examples art by two illustrators for separate editions of the same work.

Contact: Mary Green, 573-443-3131,

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