The Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay announces the first event of the museum’s 2018 Second Thursday Program Series: an artist talk and slide presentation by Door County-based children’s book illustrator Bonnie Leick at 10:30 am, Feb. 8. The event will take place in the main gallery of the museum and is free and open to the public. This kicks off a new year of free public programming.
Leick’s work is among six regional artists represented in the interactive exhibition Beyond Words: The Art of Regional Children’s Book Illustration that celebrates children’s literature, both classic and modern currently on display. The exhibition remains on view through Feb. 14.
Leick is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning illustrator of children’s books and magazines; a dream that blossomed from her established career as an animator. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about her unique watercolor process in greater detail and, if time allows, to see a demo.
In addition to her discussion of process, Leick will also share details about her background and change in career paths from animator working for companies including Disney, Creative Capers and Warner Brothers, to children’s book illustrator, in particular touching on the process of marketing herself and making it known to publishers that she was available to hire.
The museum is located in the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay at 107 South 4th Avenue. Admission is free; galleries are fully accessible.