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Funday Sunday Smash!

Funday Sunday Smash!

Can you believe 1,092 people converged upon the campus of University of Findlay to celebrate Legos Funday Sunday-style? What a turnout! There were over 129 volunteers and 26 different stations. The Greater Toledo Lego Club, Bigelow Hill Intermediate School Lego Club, Snapology, and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio were just a few of the clubs...

February 25, 2019February 25, 2019
Mazza Museum Holds Watch Party for Big Awards

Mazza Museum Holds Watch Party for Big Awards

The biggest awards in picture books were shown on the big screen on Jan. 28 in the Mazza Museum. Volunteers were invited to join the staff to watch the Youth Media Awards given by the American Library Association. Coffee, and some Caldecott quizzing made the morning a fun time for all. Of course, we kept track of...

January 29, 2019January 29, 2019
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, 2018September 23, 2019
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
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
Caldecott Read-In Held

Caldecott Read-In Held

The Caldecott Medal, named after Randolph Caldecott, is the highest award in the picture book industry. Each year, the selection committee chooses one book from those published in the previous year as the Caldecott Medal winner. Depending on the number of potential, quality books, one or more Caldecott Honor books may be chosen as runners...

January 24, 2018September 25, 2018