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Cheryl Shaw Barnes

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October 27 – December 10, 2006
Opening Reception:
Friday, October 27 • 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hours:
Mon - Thurs • 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri - Sat • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The artists will sign copies of their books beginning at 6 p.m.

The Art of Children’s Book Illustration features three accomplished artists who are well known for their illustrations of children’s literature.

Cheryl Shaw Barnes: A local favorite, Barnes is a self-taught artist and is known for her creation of the Washington Mouse Book Series that she illustrated and co-wrote with her husband, Peter W. Barnes. The series includes Woodrow, the White House Mouse; House Mouse, Senate Mouse; and Alexander, the Old Town Mouse. The husband and wife team are also the founders and owners of VSP Books of Alexandria, VA, which publishes educational books for children about historical sites.

Nancy Hannans: Hannans is both an illustrator and art educator, currently teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools and at Marymount University. As an illustrator, she has created art for editorial, advertising, and corporate publications. She especially enjoys illustrating children’s books. Among the books that she has illustrated are Morning, Noon and Nighttime Too, a collection of poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins, and Goodnight Jeffrey by Dorothy Joan Harris.

Karen Lee Schmidt: Schmidt has illustrated over 30 books, including What Do You Love?, The Jungle Baseball Game, and Going to the Zoo. Inspired by children’s classics like E.B. White’s Stuart Little and the works of Dr. Seuss, Schmidt often uses animals to convey relationships and emotions. Love, friendship, joy, and sadness are regular themes. She recently moved to Falls Church, Virginia, from New York City.