The Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery

The Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery features special exhibitions for young children and families. The Children’s Art Gallery is located in the Children’s Library on the second floor of the John E. Rovensky Administration Building. Click here for information about hours, admission, and educational programs.

Currently on Display

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

This exciting exhibition showcases 60 original ink and watercolor drawings by world-renowned illustrator Ronald Searle created for the children’s books Beast Friends Forever! Animal Lovers in Rhyme, Let’s Have a Bite! A Banquet of Beastly Rhymes, and Beastly Feasts! A Mischievous Menageries in Rhyme, all written by local resident Robert L. Forbes. In his books, Forbes writes about the adventures of a whole kingdom of animals from elephants and seagulls to peacocks and raccoons through whimsical poems. Illustrating Words pairs Forbes’ playful rhymes with Searle’s zany illustrations and their combined magic will keep readers seven to seventy coming back again and again! To learn more, visit the website of Robert L. Forbes.

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