Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery

Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery

Throughout the year, exhibitions of special interest to young people are held in the Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery located in the Children’s Library on the second floor of the John E. Rovensky Administration Building.

There is no charge for admission. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., September through July, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., November through April.

On Display: “Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Robert L. Forbes, poet and Ronald Searle, artist”

This exciting exhibition features more than 60 works combining the creative poetry of Robert L. Forbes and the highly imaginative art work of Ronald Searle.  The inventive and whimsical words of Forbes are insightfully illustrated with Searle’s joyful watercolor illustrations.  Rich with color and fanciful detail, the drawings capture the spirit and essence of each poem.  The delightful collaboration of these two artists invites the viewer to expand their imagination, creativity and appreciation of words brought further to life with illustration.

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