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BEGINNING AUG 8 -- Book Illustration: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys

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image August 8 - September 12, 2015

August 11 at 10:30 AM: Junior Detective Club at Pollard Memorial Library (Sign Up Required at Children's Reference Desk: 978-674-1529)

August 15: Reception at 2:00 PM and Artist Talk at 3:00 PM by well-known children's book illustrator Ruth Sanderson at The Brush

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios (The Brush) is pleased to exhibit the artwork created to illustrate the books you read during your childhood, the "Nancy Drew" and "The Hardy Boys" series. Over forty book titles are showcased, along with corresponding paintings, drawings, model photographs and a few surprises. The timeline tracks a mix of old and new work spanning more than sixty years for all generations.

The educational exhibition, “Book Illustration: Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys,” will be on display from August 8 to September 12, 2015 in the Susan E. Leggat Memorial Gallery within The Brush. A related event includes an artist talk by Ruth Sanderson, an award winning illustrator and author, on August 15 at 3:00 PM. She was an illustrator for the Nancy Drew series from 1979 to 1983. Also, Children's Librarian, Lori Eldred has planned a mystery event at the Pollard Memorial Library to accompany the exhibition called Junior Detective Club.

Work from the following illustrators will be included in the exhibition: Rudy Nappi, Ruth Sanderson, George Gaadt, Paul Frame, Steven Stroud, Tricia Zimic, Garin Baker, Paul Bachem, Frank Sofo, Bob Berran, Hector Garrido, Aleta (Jenks) Rafton, Erin Mcguire, Mary Stevens, and Harry Bennett.

Sponsored by the Nathaniel & Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation
Captive Witness book cover Image: Ruth Sanderson