Books on the Charles

March 30 to May 17, 2014

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 13, 2 – 5 p.m.

Nicole Wong, Spring Flight

Nicole Wong, Spring Flight

Books on the Charles celebrates the work of artists who have created illustrations for picture books by award-winning children’s book publisher Charlesbridge Publishing. For 25 years, this Watertown, MA-based independent publisher of children’s fiction and non-fiction has been committed to their mission: to inform and fascinate. Over those years, “Charlesbridge has built a reputation for books with engaging, accurate text and bold, detailed illustrations.” Offering a highly attentive, collaborative team, Charlesbridge has become a “destination publisher for authors and illustrators alike.”

This special exhibit features fifteen New England-area artists who have created illustrations for Charlesbridge Publishing. The original works in the Books on the Charles exhibit display a wide range of artistic techniques and visual storyteling styles ranging from whimsical pen and ink line drawings to three-dimensional collages to delicate impressionistic watercolors to bold and realistic acrylic paintings to textured linocuts–with each page displayed reflecting the artist’s unique approach to best conveying the text of a picture book.

Exhibiting artists include:
Rob Bolster Wayne Geehan Ralph Masiello
Robin Brickman Jamie Hogan David McPhail
David Costello Tim Jones Ryan O’Rourke
Jef Czekaj Brian Lies Alan Witschonke
Leslie Evans Judy Love Nicole Wong
Special Gallery hours during Books on the Charles:

Thursday & Friday, 10am – 4pm, Saturday, 10am – 1 pm and Sunday, 1 – 4 pm