Raspberries with Jay O’Callahan at the Carle this Saturday

Jay O’Callahan and Will Moses Present Raspberries at The Carle

Storytelling at the Eric Carle Museum on Saturday, April 1th, 2010. Free with museum admission.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art welcomes Raspberries, an exuberant and hilarious hour of storytelling by renowned storyteller Jay O’Callahan, and artist Will Moses on April 17, 2010, at 1 p.m. The event, which is free with museum admission, is geared towards school-age children.

Editor and author Patricia Lee Gauch will introduce O’Callahan who will share several of his best-loved stories, including Raspberries, as Moses presents the beautiful artwork he created to accompany this timeless tale, now a picture book. The story features Simon, who was born to bake. His treats are famous until his bakery closes and everything he makes falls flat, that is, until a young girl gives him some raspberry seeds. What happens next will have everyone in the audiences yelling “Rasssspberrrrrieees!”

ABOUT JAY O’CALLAHAN

Jay O’Callahan first began telling stories to his little brother and sister to keep them entertained during their parents’ parties. He is now known worldwide for his dynamic storytelling performances, which he has staged in Lincoln Center, Dublin’s Abbey Theater, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. O’Callahan lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts. Learn more about him at www.ocallahan.com

ABOUT WILL MOSES

Will Moses is the great-grandson of the legendary artist Grandma Moses. He has earned worldwide recognition for his individual folk-art style and his much loved picture books for children. His art has been displayed in some of the nation’s most prestigious collections, including the Smithsonian Institution and the White House. Mr. Moses works out of his studio at the Mount Nebo Gallery & Farm in Eagle Bridge, New York. Learn more about Will Moses at www.willmoses.com

ABOUT PATRICIA LEE GAUCH

Patricia Lee Gauch, editor, author, lecturer, has long been practitioner and spokesperson for the field of children’s literature. Best known as Philomel editor of some of the most preeminent authors and artists in the field, she is editor of the book Raspberries by Will Moses and Jay O’Callahan. She has also authored over forty books for young children, including Christina Katerina and the Box. Well known at The Carle, she was for twenty years the editor for Eric Carle.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

Together with his wife Barbara, Eric Carle, the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar, founded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art as the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art, conceived and built with the aim of celebrating the art that we are first exposed to as children. Through the exploration of images that are familiar and beloved, it is the Museum’s goal to provide an enriching, dynamic, and supportive context for the development of literacy and to foster in visitors of all ages and backgrounds the confidence to appreciate and enjoy art of every kind.

The Museum—which houses three galleries dedicated to rotating exhibitions of picture book art, a hands-on Art Studio, a Reading Library, an Auditorium, a Café, and a Museum Shop—is located at 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA. Museum hours are Tuesday [fix?] through Friday 10 am to 4pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm. Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children under 18, and $22.50 for a family of four. For further information and directions, call 413-658-1100 or visit the Museum’s website at www.carlemuseum.org.

Raspberries was published in September 2009 by Penguin Group (USA), a proud sponsor of The Carle’s Public Art Program. Raspberries was published in September 2009 by Penguin Group (USA), a proud sponsor of The Carle’s Public Art Program, in partnership with Walden Media.

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