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James Ransome at the New Rochelle Public Library

This February, the New Rochelle Public Library will exhibit the works of award-winning children’s illustrator James Ransome. Over 50 paintings will be included in the exhibit, alongside dummy books and preliminary art. Ransome is recognized for his rich portrayal of African American history and culture.

Admission to the Lumen Winter Gallery is free and open to the public during library hours

The library will host a free Artist Talk and Reception on Sunday, February 8, at 4:00 pm in the Ossie Davis Theater, during which Ransome will discuss his inspiration and creative process. A reception will follow at 5:10 pm in the Lumen Winter Gallery. The Artist Talk, exhibit and presentation are made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. The Artist Talk is presented in partnership with the New Rochelle Art Association. 

About James Ransome
Designated by the Children’s Book Council as “one of seventy-five authors and illustrators everyone should know,” James Ransome is also a member of the Society of Illustrators. He received the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and the IBBY Honor Award for his book, The Creation. He has also received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration for Uncle Jed’s Barbershop, an ALA Notable Book. His work has been featured by Reading Rainbow selections and PBS’s ‘Storytime.’ For more on Ransome, visit his website.

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