All the World's a Stage: Anita Lobel
 

What's Pictured:
(Above) "Oh, but it is great out here," from Nini Lost and Found, 2010, gouache, © Anita Lobel


All the World’s a Stage comprises more than 70 colorful, richly patterned artworks — pen and ink, watercolor, and gouache pictures — from 31 children’s books by author-illustrator Anita Lobel (right). The exhibition shares its title with a featured book – a poem paying tribute to Shakespeare, and nine of his well-known plays, beautifully illustrated with precise details of the times and the world of Elizabethan theatre.

Over more than four decades, Lobel has created such classics as Alison’s Zinnia and Away from Home and received a Caldecott Honor Medal for On Market Street. She is known for three books about her beloved cat — One Lighthouse, One Moon (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book); Nini Here and There; and Nini Lost and Found. Born in Poland in 1934 and a survivor of Auschwitz, Lobel’s childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in New York City.

This exhibition was organized by National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas, and is sponsored in part by Joslyn’s Young Art Patrons.

Click here to listen to Robyn Wisch's KVNO News report "Colorful Stories from a Dark Childhood" about Lobel and her exhibition at Joslyn 


Special Camp: The Art of Theater Design
Ages 9–14: June 4–8; 9 am-4 pm
Joslyn & Rose Members: $175; General Public: $200

Inspired by Anita Lobel's All the World's A Stage. Spend mornings at The Rose and walk to Joslyn in the afternoons to explore the exciting world of theatrical design! Discover what it takes to make scenery, costume, props, lighting, and sound for The Rose’s productions; meet professional designers and technicians; and create lots of hands-on theatrical designs! Explore a gallery featuring book illustrations about Shakespeare’s stories and create art in the studio. Instructors: Michael Miller & Therese Straseski

Click here to register now!