Abraham Art Gallery hosts new show
PLAINVIEW – The Malouf Abraham Family Art Center at Wayland Baptist University will host the Journey of Memory: Works of Allen Say exhibit Monday, Nov. 2 through Dec. 4.
The exhibit contains 81 original watercolor paintings by author and illustrator Allen Say. Born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1937, Say dreamed of becoming a cartoonist. At age 12, he apprenticed himself to his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei and for the next four years, Say learned to draw and paint under the direction of Shinpei, who has remained his mentor.
Say illustrated published his first children’s book in 1972, and continued to write and illustrated on a part-time basis. In 1987, while illustrating The Boy of the Three Year Nap, Say decided to devote himself writing and illustrating children’s books full time. Since then he has written and illustrated more than 20 children’s books and has been recognized as a Caldecott award winner on several occasions.
The Journey of Memory exhibit features works from 19 of his books. The books are also on display.
“We are excited to have this beautiful exhibit,” said Dr. Candace Keller, Curator of Art. “Far from being cartoons, the artworks presented are painted in a highly realistic style, and the wonderful detail of each piece enhances the story of each book.”
Abraham Art Gallery is located in the atrium level of the Mabee Learning Resource Center on the Wayland campus, and is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Group tours are welcome. For more information, call 806-291-3710.