“Art, Children’s Literature, and the Environment”
Art and Photography from Green Earth Book Award Recipients

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The Green Earth Book Award was created by the Newton Marasco Foundation in collaboration with Salisbury University to get more books with a message of environmental stewardship into the hands of children and young adults, and to connect authors with youth. The GEBA are the nation’s first annual awards for authors and illustrators whose books best raise awareness of environmental stewardship, and the beauty of our natural world and the responsibility that we have to protect it. Captivating young people through the imagery of words and pictures is central to how we reach and inspire the next generation.

The exhibit will be previewed at Read Green: Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival on April 10-14th.  An opening reception showcasing the art, opening the Read Green Festival, and celebrating the winning Green Earth Book Award-winning authors and illustrators is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, with brief remarks at 6:30 p.m
Art by Susan Roth from The Mangrove Tree

The exhibit includes an amazing variety of art and photography, from multimedia collage to acrylics, from cartoon art to stop-action photographs...  that will appeal to environmentalists of all ages.  Works in the collection depict topics as diverse as exploring every child's backyard, the planting of mangrove trees in Eritria, protecting the tree kangaroos of Papua New Guinea, and Great Bear Rainforest in Canada. 

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In 2011, for the first time the Ward Museum will host an exhibit of art and photography from books which have won the Green Earth Book Award or been distinguished as an honor book. A preview of the art will be on display in Holloway Hall during Salisbury University’s Children’s and Young Adult Literature Festival on April 5 (7:00 to 8 PM). The gallery exhibit at the Ward Museum opens on April 8,  2011.


In the Welcome Gallery of the Ward Museum April 6 to June 10

Monday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5

For more information call the Ward Museum at 410-742-4988

An exhibit not to be missed. Including works by:

Susan Roth    mangrovecover

Susan Roth -- multimedia collage

TJWatt  nowhere

TJ Watt -- photography
yota    wildwings

Yuta Onoda -- digital art

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Higgins Bond -- acrylics

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Claudia Davila -- sequential art

And in the permanent collection at Salisbury University, in the Curriculum Resource Center (226 TETC) you can view more "Art, Children's Literature and the Environment"


Nic Bishop -- prints of 4 photographs by Nic Bishop from Quest for the Tree Kangaroo

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Todd Parr – One original painting by Todd Parr from The Earth Book


Clayton Hanmer – Four pages of sequential art by Clayton Hanmer from Not Your Typical Book About the Environment

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Frances Barry – One original cut paper collage by Frances Barry from Let's Save the Animals
anne kennedy  Miss Fox
Anne Kennedy -- The original cover painting from Miss Fox's Class Goes Green by Anne Kennedy

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Henry Cole -- Four original watercolor paitings, as well as sketches, and dummies by Henry Cole from On Meadowview Lane


For more information call 410-742-4988