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June 2019

Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Chris Raschka “Always Remember: Keeping a Travel Journal”

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Chris Raschka Join Caldecott winning author/illustrator Chris Raschka for a workshop at Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Chris will share images of his private painted travel journals, show how they inform his professional development as a children’s book illustrator and author, discuss memory as it functions before and after making the journals. Chris will demonstrate some of his favorite techniques live. There will be a Q &A and book signing. Free and Open…

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July 2019

New Yorker illustrator Mark Ulriksen “Under the Covers”

July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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New Yorker illustrator Mark Ulriksen “Under the Covers” Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at creating covers for The New Yorker by following your bliss. Graphic designer/art director Mark Ulriksen quit his day job at age 37 to embark on a freelance career as a self-employed illustrator, learned how to paint, drew what he loved (dogs, baseball, music, movies, current events, relationships) and parlayed that into a continuing presence inside and on the cover of The New Yorker for the…

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Award winning children’s book author/illustrator/muralist Katie Yamasaki

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Peaks Island Community Center, 129 Island SAvenue
Peaks Island, ME 04108
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Illustration Institute & Friends of the Peaks Island Library present award winning children’s book author/illustrator/muralist Katie Yamasaki Join us for an evening with Brooklyn-based illustrator/muralist/children’s book author Katie Yamasaki on Peaks Island at the Peaks Island Community Center (next to the Peaks Island Library). Katie uses both books and murals to tell stories. Mostly participatory projects, her murals are in schools and prisons, museums and hospitals around the world and work to provide a platform for dialogue and expression in…

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IIllustrator Ellen Weinstein “Telling Stories with Images, Infinity, and Luck”

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MECA, 522 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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Illustration Institute presents Illustrator Ellen Weinstein “Telling Stories with Images, Infinity, and Luck” For twenty years Ellen Weinstein has produced compelling images for a wide range of clients including: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Master Card, Humana Festival, and Random House. Recently she has expanded her practice of visual storytelling to writing and illustrating books for children and adults. Ellen illustrated the children’s book, Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity published by the Museum of Modern Art and…

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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Neela Vaswani “This is My Eye”

July 15 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Fifth Maine, 45 Seashore Ave
Peaks Island, ME 04108 United States
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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Neela Vaswani “This is My Eye” Neela Vaswani is multi-faceted; an education activist in the US and India, she has written award-winning short stories, memoir, middle-grade fiction, won a Grammy and an Audie for audiobook narration. Most recently she has written and illustrated the children’s picture book, This is My Eye. Using photography from a child’s point of view to tell a New York story, Neela’s particular insight surprises and delights. Look at…

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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Ekua Holmes “From Civil Rights to Stuff of Stars”

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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From Civil Rights to Stuff of Stars Ekua Holmes is a Roxbury, MA native where she still lives and creates her powerful mixed media collages, public art installations and community based projects. Just recently Holmes was awarded the 2019 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for The Stuff of Stars and in 2018 for Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets . Holmes illustrated Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford, which…

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Author and illustrator Barbara McClintock “Telling Pictures, Painting Stories: How Illustrations and Text Pair Up to Create the Perfect Children’s Picture Book”

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Illustration Institute presents author and illustrator Barbara McClintock “Telling Pictures, Painting Stories: How Illustrations and Text Pair Up to Create the Perfect Children's Picture Book” Join us for an intimate evening with award winning author/illustrator Barbara McClintock as she delves into the intricacies and delights of developing a picture book. Her varied style and the topics she tackles add to the rich vibrancy of her career. Barbara’s books include the Adele & Simon series, classics with a contemporary flair such…

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Special guest Barbara McClintock at Peaks Island Library story hour

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peaks Island Community Center, 129 Island SAvenue
Peaks Island, ME 04108
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Illustration Institute special guest Barbara McClintock at Peaks Island Library story hour. All ages welcome to Peaks Island Library story hour. Join Barbara McClintock and Pat Crowley - Rockwell. Barbara will read her stories and a craft with Pat to follow!

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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Juana Medina “Juana and Lucas: BEST AMIGOS!”

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Juana Medina “Juana and Lucas: BEST AMIGOS!” Juana Medina was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She is the 2017 Pura Belpré Author Award winner for Juana & Lucas; and has also written and illustrated 1 Big Salad, ABC Pasta, and Sweet Shapes. Juana has participated in two recent anthologies: The Hero Next Door and We Are The Change. She has illustrated Smick! written by Doreen Cronin, Lena’s Shoes are Nervous by Keith…

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August 2019

LewisCarnegie Graphic Design: Austin’s Dynamic Duo!

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MECA, 522 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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Illustration Institute presents LewisCarnegie Graphic Design: Austin's Dynamic Duo! MECA alum Sean Carnegie and his wife, Wendy Lewis have a dynamic, successful graphic design firm in Austin, Texas. In their own words: “ We are a small team with a mighty reach, managing creative challenges of all types. Our frequent collaborators include copywriters, printers, illustrators, developers, industrial fabricators and even a taxidermist, all ready to jump in when needed. No matter what the challenge, we have the skills and partnerships…

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New Yorker cartoonist & visual journalist Liza Donnelly “Humor is Key to Our Survival”

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peaks Island Community Center, 129 Island SAvenue
Peaks Island, ME 04108
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Illustration Institute and Friends of the Peaks Island Library present an evening with award winning New Yorker cartoonist & visual journalist Liza Donnelly “Humor is Key to Our Survival” A rare opportunity to get a sneak peek into the world of cartooning with master cartoonist, Liza Donnelly. Forty years at the New Yorker, Liza will discuss her path, her work there now, and how it has evolved. Passionate about political cartoons as well, Liza will share what it's like drawing…

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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with author Jancee Dunn & illustrator Scott Nash “Words and Pictures: the working relationship between author and illustrator”

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with author Jancee Dunn & illustrator Scott Nash “Words and Pictures: the working relationship between author and illustrator” Celebrated editorial, non fiction and fiction writer Jancee Dunn discusses the creative process with Scott Nash, the illustrator of her first Candlewick picture book, “I’m Afraid Your Teddy is in Trouble Today”. Jancee Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author, titles include But Enough About Me, a memoir of her rock and roll years, (HarperCollins,…

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Jancee Dunn & Scott Nash story time at Peaks Island Library

August 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Peaks Island Community Center, 129 Island SAvenue
Peaks Island, ME 04108
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Illustration Institute presents Jancee Dunn & Scott Nash story time at Peaks Island Library Join Jancee and Scott Wednesday morning Aug 21 10:30 -11:30 as they read from their picture book “I’m Afraid Your Teddy is in Trouble Today.” Scott promises to draw the more hilarious stuffed animals featured in the book. Bring your friends and your favorite stuffed animals… just hope they don’t get any silly ideas!

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Award winning illustrator Loveis Wise “How Magic & Magical Thinking Influenced my Career as an Illustrator”

August 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MECA, 522 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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Illustration Institute presents award winning illustrator Loveis Wise “How Magic & Magical Thinking Influenced my Career as an Illustrator” How Magic & Magical Thinking Influenced my Career as an Illustrator Join the multi-talented artist/illustrator/muralist Loveis Wise for a reflection on how she has used the philosophy of the law of attraction to shape her success and the messages she conveys in her work. She will also explore how visual art is a form of magic itself. Yes, her name is…

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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Pop-Up artist Shawn Sheehy “Creating Pop-Up Books – Magic and Mastery”

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Candlewick Workshops: Secrets of Picture Books with Pop-Up artist Shawn Sheehy “Creating Pop-Up Books - Magic and Mastery” Join master paper engineer Shawn Sheehy as he demonstrates his exquisite techniques for pop-up books, and discusses his creative process, especially for his newest book, Beyond the Sixth Extinction. Shawn’s presentation will include a demonstration, question and answer and book signing. Inspiring Wisdom from Shawn’s website: THE MESSAGE Humans have great influence over the functioning of the wild world, but the wild…

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