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Category: Artists

Mazza Funday Sunday to Walk on the Wild Side

Mazza Funday Sunday to Walk on the Wild Side

Animals take the spotlight as the Mazza Museum welcomes special guests from Toledo Zoo and Aquarium and illustrator Jenny Hanf for “Animal Alphabet” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. The Museum, located in the University of Findlay’s Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, takes reading books about animals to a new level with...

October 24, 2016September 27, 2018
Illustrator from Japan to Speak at Mazza Funday Sunday

Illustrator from Japan to Speak at Mazza Funday Sunday

The Mazza Museum will welcome Japanese picture book author and illustrator Momomi Sako for the “Ohayo to Ohio” Funday Sunday event at the University of Findlay on Oct. 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to speak about her books and illustrations. Sako first learned of the Museum through Ayane Hida, who is working with the...

September 22, 2016September 27, 2018
Author of Picture Book Featuring Local Baseball Hero to Speak

Author of Picture Book Featuring Local Baseball Hero to Speak

Nancy Churnin, author of a picture book about Hancock County native and pro baseball player, William Hoy, will speak at the Mazza Museum on Sunday, Sept. 18 in an event presented in collaboration with the Hancock Historical Museum. From 1 to 3:30 p.m., families are invited to enjoy baseball-themed stations, sign language lessons, book signing...

August 23, 2016September 27, 2018
Writing Strand Participants Learn Tricks of the Trade

Writing Strand Participants Learn Tricks of the Trade

How do you make a manuscript stand out in the slush pile? Can I choose my own illustrator? What are the red flags to avoid in a submission cover letter? At the Mazza Summer Conference aspiring children’s book writers had the opportunity to ask these questions and more of some of the industry’s top editors,...

July 28, 2016May 17, 2018
Keynote Artists Inspire Audience: Highlights from Mazza Summer Conference

Keynote Artists Inspire Audience: Highlights from Mazza Summer Conference

The 265 educators, artists, authors and all-around book lovers from 14 different states who attended the Mazza Museum’s Summer Conference this July heard from 12 authors and illustrators about their work with picture books. Hosted on the campus of the University of Findlay, each of the keynote presenters, including Chris Barton, Rosemary Wells, Barney Saltzberg,...

July 28, 2016May 17, 2018
The Mazza, the Myths, the Legends: Museum Featuring Fantasy

The Mazza, the Myths, the Legends: Museum Featuring Fantasy

A touch of make believe is being infused into the Mazza Museum as it wraps up its annual art rotation to introduce different works from its more than 10,500-piece collection of original art from children’s books. For more perspective, watch the time-lapse video of some of the rotation work that was conducted. Each year, employees and volunteers work together...

June 20, 2016May 17, 2018
Mazza Artwork Featured at Strathmore

Mazza Artwork Featured at Strathmore

More than 40 original works of art from the Mazza Museum will be featured in an exhibit titled “Turning the Page” at Strathmore, a nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts center in North Bethesda, Maryland, from June 11 to July 31. An opening reception will be held on June 16 at 7 p.m. Located at the University of...

June 8, 2016May 17, 2018
Mazza Art Auction Boosts Funds, Spirits and Aspirations

Mazza Art Auction Boosts Funds, Spirits and Aspirations

At the Mazza Art Auction on Saturday, the Mazza Museum raised over $24,000 to support the Dr. Jerry Mallet Institute Endowment Fund at the University of Findlay. Guests also had the opportunity to hear music by The Maria Fricano Jazz Trio and bid on artwork produced by University of Findlay students throughout the evening. “We...

April 26, 2016September 27, 2018
Caroline Magerl Visits Mazza Museum

Caroline Magerl Visits Mazza Museum

Over the years, the Mazza Museum has played host to a retinue of gifted authors and illustrators, whose unforgettable stories have transformed not only our own journeys, but the path of culture itself. On March 29, the Mazza had the privilege of hosting an author and illustrator whose biography reads like the plot line of...

April 5, 2016May 17, 2018