Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Scottsdale Exhibit

Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures opens at Scottsdale Civic Center Library!

Free to the public – interactive exhibit promotes literacy and creativity.
For all ages.
June 17, 2010 – August 30, 2010, during library hours

This free exhibit provides hands-on interaction with Sendak’s stories and characters and will give kids of all ages a cool place this summer to have some fun and learn more about beloved and celebrated artist and writer Maurice Sendak.

Interactive Exhibit includes:

Rosie’s Stoop – Visitors can relax and read Sendak’s books on the front steps of Rosie’s Brooklyn Brownstone based on Sendak’s book, Really Rosie.

Chicken Soup Bowl – Chicken soup is nice any time, especially when young children can slide into a bowl full of it! Foam “soup” and “rice,” stuffed carrots and rubber chickens

Night Kitchen – Visitors can “bake” delicious dishes in the kitchen from Sendak’s, The Night Kitchen. Pots, pans, play food, baking utensils and baker’s rack and oven

Music Component – Sendak created his books listening to Mozart and Beethoven. Visitors can design unique masterpieces using magnetic wooden pieces while listening to music created by Sendak’s favorite composers

Wild Thing Fun Mirror – Wild things have a blast while they dress up in costumes from Sendak’s book, Where The Wild Things Are
The “voice” of the exhibition is Sendak himself and focuses on his lifework through the lens of his Jewish heritage. Facsimiles of original illustrations, manuscripts, handwritten notes, together with an in-depth interview, give visitors insight into the vision, inspirations, and creative process of one of today’s premier authors, and illustrators.

Free activities including storytime, crafts, games, movies, drawing and coloring contests, and drawing workshops with local illustrators will educate and entertain children while promoting literacy and creativity.

1 comment:

  1. Michelle. I'm addicted to your blog. ILOVEIT. Also, I miss you a lot. We're finishing up our last class this month and I'm so sad that you won't be here in the fall to "advise". Thank you so much for all you gave! I feel so confident with the preparation you provided!