Join us at the Waterville Public Library to celebrate a national treasure, the legendary author/artist Ashley Bryan! A tremendous influence in the world of art and children’s literature, Bryan is a 94-year-old award-winning artist, revered author/illustrator of more than 50 children’s books, and maker of magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. He has used art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create loving community.
Unfortunately, Mr. Bryan will not be able to attend the event. We will be playing a DVD of Mr. Bryan reading his favorite book and a librarian will read another of his books. Light refreshments will be provided and a few copies of Mr. Bryan’s books will be raffled. This event is free and open to the public.
This event is sponsored by Colby College Museum of Art.
Afterwards, head to Railroad Square Cinemas at 7:30pm for a special screening of “I Know a Man… Ashley Bryan” and a Q&A with director Richard Kane. https://www.facebook.com/events/158966808077644/
Photo credit: Bob Thayer, 2015