Appearances

15:00 PM10:00 AM
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October 1, 2017

The Fantasy in Everyday Life: A Conversation with Tony DiTerlizzi and Ben Hatke

Join authors/illustrators Tony DiTerlizzi (The Battle for WondLa) and Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) as they discuss the increasingly popular fantasy and sci-fi genre for middle grade readers. Book signing to follow program. Free with museum admission.
Location: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002
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October 8, 2017

Inspiration Day at The Carle

Meet twelve artists highlighted in the special exhibition, Collecting Inspiration: Contemporary Illustrators and their Heroes, and learn what and who inspires them when creating art. Participating artists include Sophie Blackall, Sandra Boynton, Bryan Collier, Tony DiTerlizzi, Lauri Keller, Loren Long, David Small, LeUyen Pham, Jerry Pinkney, Robin Preiss Glasser, Lane Smith, and Mo Willems. Event runs from 10 am to 4 pm.
Location: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002
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November 11, 2017 - May 28, 2018

The Norman Rockwell Museum

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi, an exhibition of works by the #1 New York Times bestselling author/illustrator, will be on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum from November 11, 2017 through May 28, 2018. Known for his multi-million bestselling book series The Spiderwick Chronicles, DiTerlizzi is celebrated the world over for his images of such fantasy creatures as fairies, trolls, sprites, and goblins. Never Abandon Imagination will showcase over 200 original paintings and drawings, starting from DiTerlizzi’s work in tabletop games, such as Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, to his many imaginative children’s books, in addition to early artwork from his childhood and college years. The exhibition will highlight the artist’s influences and artistic process.
Location: Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Rd / Rte 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.