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New Rochelle Public Library Opening James Ransome Exhibit

The New Rochelle Public Library will host an exhibit featuring the work of children’s book illustrator James Ransome.
The New Rochelle Public Library will host an exhibit featuring the work of children’s book illustrator James Ransome. Photo Credit: nrpl.org

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – An exhibition featuring the work of children’s book illustrator James Ransome will open Feb. 8 at the New Rochelle Public Library’s Lumen Winter Gallery.

“Folks: Picture Book Art of James Ransome” will include more than 50 paintings created by the artist, who is known for chronicling African-American history, traditions and experiences. Through tracing paper drawings and paintings, the exhibit will allow visitors to visualize the progression that an illustrated book follows from concept to final work.

There also will be a free artist talk featuring Ransome that day at the Ossie Davis Theater. Ransom will share his inspirations and processes through an illustrated presentation. A reception with light refreshments will follow at 5:10 p.m. in the Lumen Winter Gallery.

Admission to the library’s Lumen Winter Gallery is free and is open during regular library hours.

The New Rochelle Public library is at 1 Library Plaza. For directions, click here .

The main library is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1-5 p.m.

The artist talk and exhibition are supported by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library.

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