Schedule of Events
Exhibition Opening and Reception
Wendell Minor’s America - Thursday, March 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for the opening of this special exhibition, which features more than 150 original artworks, as well as artifacts, and references from Wendell Minor’s expansive visual chronicles. Art and commentary reflecting Minor’s collaborations with our nation’s most prominent authors, scientists, and historians, will showcase a quarter century of unforgettable picture book art.
Nathaniel Philbrick Lecture and Book Signing
Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m.
Join us for a lecture by National Book Award Winner Nathaniel Philbrick about the nature of his artistic collaboration with artist Wendell Minor. He will also discuss his body of work, and take questions from the audience. The exhibit will be open prior to the event at 6:30 p.m. for viewing with a book signing will follow.
Bestselling author and National Book Award winner, Nathaniel Philbrick, will offer remarks during a special event on Thursday, March 23 at Oddfellows Gallery. Minor illustrated Ben’s Revolution: Benjamin Russell and the Battle of Bunker Hill and Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex for Philbrick. In 2000, Philbrick published the New York Times bestseller, In the Heart of the Sea, which won the National Book Award for nonfiction. The book was the basis of the 2015 movie of the same title directed by Ron Howard and inspired a 2001 Dateline special on NBC as well as the 2010 PBS American Experience film “Into the Deep” by Ric Burns. Since then, he has published numerous New York Times bestselling historical, non-fiction works.
50th Annual Children’s Book Festival Reception with Wendell Minor
Thursday, April 7, 5 – 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the closing reception for the 50th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at Oddfellows Gallery. Wendell Minor will be the guest of honor and will offer remarks during the reception.
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL 2017 SEMESTER - MORE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT A LATER DATE
Educators’ Seminar, Professional Development for Teachers and Librarians
Presented by Sarah Campbell, author and photo-illustrator