‘The Art of the Picture Book’ in Montreal

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Submitted by Sonia Smith

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts featured for a month, from September 14 th 2012, a unique exhibition – an impressive collection of about one hundred original Canadian picture book illustrations. It was such a delight to observe the display of multitude of mediums! Organized by the Canadian Children’s Book Center and entitled ‘The Art of the Picture Book’, the exhibit paid tribute to the artists who engage children in the pleasures and love of reading. ABQLA Youth and School sections organised a guided and private tour of the exhibit where participants could enjoy the art works and learn amusing details from the biography of every illustrator as well as particularities of their art expression. The auction ‘Take Home an Original’ which took place on October 16th to the benefit of the Canadian Children’s Book Center was an opportunity for anyone to own the amazing illustrtions.