Picture a Book: The Illustrations of Renee Graef

Picture a Book: The Illustrations of Renee Graef exhibit will be on display from October 11, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Learn how Renee Graef approaches illustrating a book and popular book programs she has worked on over the years.

The Kenosha Public Museum presents a new exhibit, Picture a Book: The Illustrations of Renée Graef, on display from October 11, 2014 through January 11, 2015.

Renée Graef has illustrated over 70 books for children including the Kirsten series in the American Girl collection and many of the My First Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder for HarperCollins. She served as creative consultant for five years, art directing many of the books in the Little House program. She has also illustrated classics such as The Nutcracker and My Favorite Things; as well as, books on American icons Mount Rushmore and Paul Bunyan.

In conjunction with the exhibit, three events will take place at the museum. Ms. Graef will conduct a How to Illustrate a Book workshop for adults from 10am-12pm Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Kenosha Public Museum. The cost of the workshop is $25. Following the workshop, join Renee for an exhibit opening reception and book signing from 1-4 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

Kids can get in on the fun too! At 2pm on Saturday, November 22, 2014, the museum will host Tea with Renée Graef. Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal to decorate sugar cookies, nibble on cakes and sip tea or punch as Renée shares how she illustrates books. The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 and up.

The Kenosha Public Museum is a natural sciences and fine and decorative arts museum located on the bank of the Great Lake Michigan. The other two locations, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum and the Civil War Museum are just a quick trolley car ride (adults, $1; kids ages 5-12, $0.50.) away from the main museum campus. Free parking is available in the scenic lot on the lake shore. All three locations truly are a MUST SEE for everyone! This perfect day trip for the whole family is only 25 minutes from Milwaukee and 55 minutes from Chicago. Kenosha Public Museums offer a wide variety of classes and workshops for all ages. For more information visit www.KenoshaPublicMuseum.org or call 262-653-4140.


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Kristine Camilli
Kenosha Public Museum
Kenosha Public Museum
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