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The powerHouse Arena invites you to
an exhibition opening

Slightly Strange:

An exhibition of the unusual personal artwork of five contemporary children's book illustrators

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 2, 7–9 PM
Exhibition runs through September 3
Drinks will be served

Kids Illustration Workshop:
Sunday, August 5, 4–5 PM

with Michael Slack, Mike Moran, and Jim Paillot

Three illustrators from our Slightly Strange exhibition, Michael Slack, Mike Moran, and Jim Palliot, will discuss what it's like to be an illustrator. Kids will take part in a guided drawing activity. Ages 3–10.

The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
RSVP appreciated:

About the artists:

Michael Slack's artwork for kids can be seen in books and magazines, on games, toys, and many different sized screens. Michael's most recent picture book titles include Edgar Allen Poe's Pie, written by J. Patrick Lewis, Pass It On, written by Marilyn Sadler, and Monkey Truck, which is his first author/ illustrator title.

Dan Krall is a Children's Illustrator who has worked primarily in animated television and film where he has such credits as Character Designer for Coraline and How to Train Your Dragon, Art Director for Samurai Jack, Chowder and Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated, and Environment/Story artist for Dexter's Laboratory and PowerPuff Girls. He's also dabbled in publishing with such clients as the New Yorker, Nickelodeon, Leapfrog, Random House, Scholastic, and Bloomsbury. His first author credit, Absolutely Beastly Children was released in September of 2010. His is also the illustrator of Skeleton Cat by Kristyn Crow and Oh Nuts! by Tammi Sauer.

Wednesday Kirwan is a fine artist and illustrator based in San Francisco. She has written and illustrated two books for children, Nobody Notices Minerva and Minerva the Monster, and will have a new baby book out in Spring 2013. Currently, Wednesday works as a product designer for GAMA-GO.

Mike Moran grew up glued to the TV watching King Kong, Frankenstein, Top Cat, and The Flintstones. His illustrations for kids have been seen on the pages of the 2008 baseball World Series and Playoff programs. He has worked with book publishers from Price Stern Sloan, Silver Moon Press, and Gibbs Smith to Scholastic. Partial client list includes Disney, GameWright, Ravensburger, Scientific Explorer, The Grammys, and many more.

Jim Paillot's artwork can be seen anywhere there are kids, books, and smiles. Jim is the illustrator for the award winning Grubtown Tales book series and the wildly popular My Weird School series published by HarperCollins. Jim also keeps busy creating goofy artwork for puzzles, games, and magazines. He has worked with many fun folks like Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Hallmark Cards, McDonalds, E! Online and a long list of book publishers and magazines.

For more information, please contact Lena Valencia, Events Coordinator:
powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: 718.666.3049 fax: 212.366.5247 email: