Tuesday, October 30, 2012

From Houdini to Hugo

Last Friday night I stumbled upon an unexpected surprise.

I was at the Irving Arts Center to see a friend in the Lyric Stage production of 1776 (running through this weekend) and noticed some familiar artwork on the walls of the lobby. Taking a closer look, I discovered that it was an entire exhibit of original illustrations by Brian Selznick!

The exhibit is called From Houdini to Hugo and features over 90 original drawings and paintings from 17 of Selznick’s books, among them: The Houdini Box, Walt Whitman: Words for America, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Frindle.

You can see these wonderful drawings through December 30, 2012. Gallery admission is free and the hours are:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

I hope you'll take a trip to see the exhibit and enjoy it as much as I did!

From Houdini to Hugo event details.
(Exhibition organized by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature in Abilene, TX.)

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