StoryTeller’s Guild 2013 Fundraiser with Wong Herbert Yee

The StoryTeller’s Guild, features a 20th anniversary luncheon fundraising event on Thursday, April 11th from 11:30 am – 3:00 P.M., at The Community House, 380 South Bates in Birmingham, MI.

Guest Speaker Benjamin Sapp, Director of the Mazza Museum: International Art from Picture Books, in Findlay, Ohio, will share samples of original art form the collection and showcase additional works in a video presentation. There will also be an Auction of an original ink drawing by Wong Herbert Yee, who will also give a presentation on his art and books. A Book Sale, featuring titles by Mazza illustrators is sponsored by BookBeat, This is the 20th year birthday celebration of StoryTellers Guild, The cost of the fundraiser is $30 per person (event proceeds will be used to purchase library books for the classrooms visited by the StoryTellers Guild). To register, call Carlotta Blue at 248-554-6594 or email stg@tchserves.org

About Wong Herbert Yee: I was born in Detroit, Michigan, one of seven. My first grade teacher tacked a drawing of mine, Horse with Feedbag up on the bulletin board. From there I went on to study art at Wayne State University, graduating in 1975 with a BFA in printmaking. I had my fair share of rejections at the start, but through perserverance my first picture book, EEK! There’s a Mouse in the House was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1992. My latest early reader, Mouse and Mole Fine Feathered Friends received a 2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. Illustration at left from “Who Likes the Rain?” Visit the author’s weblog at: Wong Herbert Yee,

About the Mazza Museum; Home of original artwork by the most distinguished and honored illustrators of children’s books!

It has the distinction of being the first and largest teaching gallery in the world specializing in such art. There are five teaching galleries in the museum which change annually.  All artwork has either been donated or purchased through sponsorships. The Mazza Museum is located in the V?irginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion at The University of Findlay. The Collection was established by Dr. August C. Mazza and his late wife Aleda Pfost Mazza, both graduates of The University of Findlay, as part of the University’s Centennial Celebration in the fall of 1982. From this initial donation of the Mazza’s for the first four works of art, the collection has grown to more than 8,000 original illustrations.
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