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Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Baby Bear" illustrator at Hearne tonight

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Nelson's illustration for "Baby Bear"
  • Nelson's illustration for "Baby Bear"

Award-winning author/illustrator Kadir Nelson, in town for the A
click to enlarge Nelson's "Clean Cotton," oil on canvas, 48 by 48 inches
  • Nelson's "Clean Cotton," oil on canvas, 48 by 48 inches
rkansas Literary Festival, will be at Hearne Fine Art at 5:30 p.m. tonight to talk about his work, which is on exhibit there.  

Nelson's paintings are in the collections of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Parents of young children will no doubt recognize his book "Baby Bear"; his other picture books include "We Are The Ship," "Nelson Mandela," "I Have a Dream," "Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya" and others. His awards include the Caldecott Honor, the Sibert Medal, two Coretta Scott King Awards and an NAACP Image Award.

His exhibit, "Words and Pictures," is co-sponsored by Gibbs Elementary School, Rockefeller Elementary School, Pyramid Art, Books & custom Framing/Hearne Fine Art and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

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