University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Inspiration & Imagination: The Work of an Illustrator

Illustrators face the challenge of moving between inspiration, imagination and hard work to create picture books that engage readers. Three award-winning illustrators will talk about the ways in which they explore this challenge in their creative processes.

R. Gregory Christie

R. Gregory Christie is an Atlanta-based children's book illustrator with more than 20 years of experience and more than 60 books to his credit. He currently freelances and owns GAS-ART Gifts (Gregarious Art Statements), which is comprised of two autographed children's bookstores in North DeKalb Mall (Decatur, GA) and in Perimeter Mall (Dunwoody, GA)....

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Javaka Steptoe

Javaka Steptoe is an eclectic young artist, designer and illustrator, building a national reputation as an outstanding contributor to the genre of children's literature. His debut work, "In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers," earned him the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, a nomination for Outstanding Children's Literature Work at the 1998 NAACP Image Awards, a finalist ranking for the Bluebonnet Award for Excellence in Children's Books and countless other honors....

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David Wiesner

David Wiesner grew up in suburban New Jersey, known to his classmates as "the kid who could draw." He went on to become a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was able to commit himself to the full-time study of art and to explore further his passion for visual storytelling....

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