Thursday, August 25, 2011

Annual Carle Honors announced

Each year, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art "pays tribute to those individuals who are dedicated to the art of the picture book and its integral role in art appreciation and early literacy" with their Carle Honors.  The 2011 honorees are
Artist: Lois Ehlert
Angel: Jeanne Steig
Mentor: Michael di Capua 
Bridge: Karen Nelson Hoyle
Learn more about the honorees and the categories here

An Honors Gala—including the ceremony, a dinner reception, and a silent auction of author experiences and original art to benefit the museum—will be held September 22 at Guastavino's in New York. The auction items are unbelievable; go ogle them either online or in person at NYC's Books of Wonder. A sampling:
- illustrations by Tomi Ungerer, Chris van Allsburg, honoree Lois Ehlert, and more
- visits with Tomie DePaola and Kadir Nelson
- personalized poems by Jane Yolen
- customized art by Rosemary Wells and Eric Carle himself

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