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New Capitol Exhibit Highlights Children's Book Illustrators

Date: 3/7/2016

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CONTACT:  Chris Powell | chris.powell@sos.arkansas.gov | (501) 683-0057

 

New Capitol Exhibit Highlights Children’s Book Illustrators

Month-Long Cultural Exhibit on Loan From Mexican Consulate

(Little Rock, Ark.) – We first encounter books as children; the nature of this encounter determines to a large extent our future relationship with reading and with literature. Children’s books are, traditionally, illustrated; the felicitous combination of words and pictures helps promote the habit of and comfort with reading and learning. Pictures help carry the story, make words leap off of the page; illustrators are authors’ natural allies.

This month, the Arkansas State Capitol features Más Allá de las Palabras {beyond words}, a selection of award-winning illustrations from recent Mexican children’s literature. This traveling exhibit, created by the National Council for Culture and Arts of Mexico and circulated in Arkansas by the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock, features thirty-four striking examples of the work of Mexico’s masters of illustration.  Working with a wide assortment of media and techniques, these artists have created windows into worlds both much like our own and wildly, gloriously fantastic.

Más Allá de las Palabras {beyond words} is on view in the Lower-Level Gallery of the Arkansas State Capitol from March 7 through April 8. The State Capitol is open to visitors seven days per week, 8 AM to 5 PM on weekdays and 10 AM to 3 PM on weekends. Weekend visitors may access the gallery by elevator.

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