Author: Jack Barger (Jack Barger)

Fall Weekend Conference ’18

Fall Weekend Conference ’18

The Mazza Fall Weekend Conference had something for everyone! The weekend kicked off with the awarding of the Mazza Medallion of Excellence to David A. Carter. The award is given bi-annually to an illustrator who shows diversity of style in their work. David was a perfect choice for this award due to his attention to...

November 15, 2018November 15, 2018
FIRST STAR-A BEAR AND MOLE STORY.

FIRST STAR-A BEAR AND MOLE STORY.

FIRST STAR-A BEAR AND MOLE STORY. Written and Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Holiday House. $17.99. The latest in Will Hillenbrand’s Bear and Mole books is sure to please. Mole asks Bear to sleep under the sky so they can see the stars. They go on a camping trip, but Mole is afraid to be out...

November 15, 2018November 15, 2018
THE SNOWY NAP

THE SNOWY NAP

THE SNOWY NAP. Written and illustrated by Jan Brett. G. P. Putnam’s Sons. Ages 4-8. $18.99 Brett uses her classic, highly-detailed style, to illustrate this delightful prequel to THE HAT. The story again features Hedgie, the hedgehog, and is set in the Danish island of Funen, the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. The featured farm...

October 24, 2018October 24, 2018
First Funday Sunday in the Books

First Funday Sunday in the Books

The first Funday Sunday of the 2018-2019 season, sponsored by Fifth third Bank and built around the Homecoming 2018 theme “Where Your Story Began,” was met with lots of excitement!   With 18 stations to choose from, more than 300 children and their parents were able to learn about Education, Science and Occupational Therapy at...

October 12, 2018October 12, 2018
Dreamers

Dreamers

Dreamers. Written by Yuyi Morales. Neal Porter Books/Holiday House. Ages 4-8. $18.99 Winner of five Pura Belpre Awards and a Caldecott Honor, Yuyi Morales shares her immigrant experience bringing her baby son to America. Morales writes in simple, lyrical prose sprinkled with Spanish words. At first, her lack of English causes troubles and mistakes, the...

August 29, 2018September 26, 2018
Dream Becomes Reality: Greg Manchess Goes Above the Timberline

Dream Becomes Reality: Greg Manchess Goes Above the Timberline

When an artist is asked how an idea came about, the answer usually reveals depth and planning. These ideas often come about over years of weighty ponderance and intense suffering for the cause. So, when Greg Manchess, the author and illustrator of the young adult novel “Above the Timberline,” was at the University of Findlay...

March 23, 2018September 25, 2018
New Art Exhibits Up in Wilson Gallery

New Art Exhibits Up in Wilson Gallery

Two new art exhibits, Wordless Picture Books and American Tall Tales, are up in the Wilson Gallery! Wordless Picture Books feature picture book art by Mike Wohnoutka, Chris Raschka, Craig Brown, Arthur Geisert, Bill Thomson and Molly Idle. American Tall Tales shows books that are about individuals like Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill and Johnny Appleseed. Artwork by Steven...

March 22, 2018September 25, 2018
MFA Group Visits Mazza Museum

MFA Group Visits Mazza Museum

On March 19th, 20 students from the MFA program at University of Hartford visited the Mazza museum. The group was led by illustrator C.F. Payne, the director of the program, and two other faculty members, Bill Thomson and Doug Anderson. Thomson spoke at Mazza’s Weekend Conference in 2017 and we have nine pieces of his art...

March 22, 2018September 25, 2018
Science Day Program Held at Mazza

Science Day Program Held at Mazza

On February 19 2018, the Findlay branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosted their annual Mini Math and Science Day program at the Mazza Museum. Author, illustrator and paper engineer Jeff Ebbeler discussed his artistic journey and his work with various types of illustration, including paper engineering. The young women in attendance...

February 26, 2018September 25, 2018
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