December 2013 – February 2014
Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson
A Special Opening Event
Saturday, December 7
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Comments at 4:30 p.m. by Ruth Sanderson
FAIRYTALE FUN FOR ALL!
- Meet a princess and knight. Photo op!
- Make shadow puppets and see a show; a drop –in workshop with Marmalade Productions.
- Classic guitar music by Kevin Collins.
- Book signing with the artist- (just in time for the holidays! )
- Festive refreshments
- Costumed princes, princesses, or knights welcome! (No weapons or face masks please.)
Stories about princes and princesses, and quests and bravery in the face of extraordinary odds, have remained an essential part of our culture’s foundation, shared by parents and children for many generations. A renowned fantasy artist and illustrator of children’s literature, Ruth Sanderson has created imagery for more than seventy-five picture books, many of which bring classic tales to life.
This special holiday installation, featuring more than sixty original illustrations for classic and original stories, includes her personal favorite—The Twelve Dancing Princesses. Now in the permanent collection of the Norman Rockwell Museum, Ruth’s paintings and studies for this enchanting tale will be accompanied by the opulent costumes that she commissioned specifically for her work. Dazzling paintings for other princess-inspired books, including The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella; The Golden Mare, The Firebird, and The Magic Ring; The Snow Princess, The Crystal Mountain; and The Enchanted Wood, an original story, are sure to delight in this magical exhibition.
The Norman Rockwell Museum Distinguished Illustrator Series honors the unique contributions of outstanding visual communicators today. Presented by the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the nation’s first research institute devoted to the art of illustration, the Distinguished Illustrator Series reflects the impact and evolution of Norman Rockwell’s beloved profession, exploring a diverse and ever-changing field.
27th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show
Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
With commentary at 2:30 p.m.
Join us for this lively and diverse exhibition of original works in all media by Berkshire County high school art students celebrating the region’s talented youth.