There is more than one way to spend your free time enjoying all the perks of living in New York City. If you take a look, it's all around you! This May, take advantage of some great events with the Society of Illustrators.The Society of Illustrators is dedicated to promote the art of illustration, appreciate its history and highlighting its evolving nature. In doing so, each month the Society of Illustrators hosts a variety of exhibitions, lectures and opening events. Here's the line up for art events in nyc this month. Show Me a Story: Why Picture Books Matter:
Friday, May 04, 2012 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hear renowned children's literature historian and expert Leonard Marcus discuss questions of craft, what books and artists each illustrator has learned the most from, how the publishing industry is changing, and what each of us sees as the future of the picture book.
This event will feature a discussion, reading, Q&A and signing with Mr. Marcus. Other featured illustrators include: Chris Raschka, Jerry Pinkney, Yumi Heo.
Leonard Marcus is one of the world’s leading authorities on children’s books and their illustration. His award-winning books include Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; The Wand in the Word; Minders of Make-Believe; The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth, and Show Me a Story!: Why Picture Books Matter. He writes for The New York Times Book Review and The Horn Book, lectures around the world, and is a founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum for Picture Book. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
A book signing and cocktail reception will follow.
Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members, $10 students
Friday, May 18, 2012 6 - 9 p.m.
The Society of Illustrators invites you to be a part of a special celebration for the 2012 Annual Student Scholarship Competition. This event will feature an awards presentation and opening reception. Distinguished educator awards will also be presented.
Admission is FREE! Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Join the Society for a special sketch night with illustrator and world renowned caricaturist, Steve Brodner.
Brodner received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union in 1976 and later became an editorial cartoonist at The Hudson Dispatch, in Union City, New Jersey. In 1977 Steven Heller, protean art director of The New York Times Book Review, began tapping him for illustration assignments. Eventually he dived into the world of "freelance illustration." During his career, he has contributed to a number of publications including: The New York Illustrated News, Harper’s magazine, National Lampoon, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Spy and Esquire.
During this event, Brodner will give a short demonstration on how to interpret the figure during a live sketch demonstration. Steve will then assist as many attendees as possible throughout the evening.
Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 students.
Other ongoing events at the Society of Illustrators include:
- Al Hirschfeld, CharacteristThrough Saturday, June 2, 2012