Artist Demonstration & Book-Signing: D.B. Johnson

November 13, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Award-winning children’s-book author and illustrator D.B. Johnson will read from his newest book, Palazzo Inverso, discuss the evolution of the book’s M.C. Escher-inspired ideas, and do a sample drawing. He will also sign copies of Palazzo Inverso, which is available for purchase at the museum’s gift shop.

With the publication of his first illustrated children’s book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, D.B. Johnson made a distinct mark in the world of children’s literature. In addition to the praise he has earned for his original picture-book stories, Johnson has also contributed his art to stories by authors such as Linda Michelin (Zuzu’s Wishing Cake) and Daniel Pinkwater (Bear’s Picture, 2008). Booklist, in a starred review, cites his “fabulous mixed media illustrations… that add both angular dimension and a right wry touch to (Pinkwater’s) simple story.” While book illustration is a relatively recent undertaking for Johnson, publication is not: he is a nationally recognized freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in the pages of such well-known publications as the New York Times Book Review, Newsday, and the Washington Post. In addition, Johnson’s editorial art began appearing in syndication in the 1980s.

Admission: $6 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students, free for BMAC members and children under 6

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