Join us at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield Rd. Oak Park, MI 48237) on Sunday, August 24 from 2:00-3:00pm to welcome artist and children’s illustrator Leslie Evans. She will be signing copies of her books, along with describing her artistic process and giving a hands-on demonstration of block printing for kids and adults. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss this special opportunity to create alongside an established artist and illustrator!
Michigan native Leslie Evans has worked for editorial, exhibition, publishing and advertising clients over the past 25 years. Some of her illustrations are relief prints, which she produces in her letterpress studio, Sea Dog Press. Her work in children’s books includes: Leaf Jumpers, Faces of the Moon, Spring Blossoms, Winter Trees, and Hey There, Stink Bug!, among many others. She also works in linocut, wood graving, pen & ink, and watercolor, to name a few.
Visit Leslie Evans website to view more of her work here
An enthusiastic and devoted drawer since she was a child, Leslie Evans was raised in Michigan and later trained as a printmaker at the Rhode Island School of Design. She often brings her printer’s aesthetic to her work as an artist and illustrator, producing many of the illustrations for her children’s books in her letterpress studio. When time allows she enjoys developing her own projects including calendars, prints, books and broadsides under her imprint, the Sea Dog Press. She has illustrated many books including Leaf Jumpers, The Yummy Alphabet Book, and the Alphabet Acrostic series (Clarion). Leslie lives in Watertown, Massachusetts where she delights in her daily walks along the Charles river with her dog, Clyde.