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Jerry Pinkney Celebrity Children's Book Fair
Title:
Jerry Pinkney Celebrity Children's Book Fair
When:
Sat, Jul 28 - Sun, Jul 29  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where:
The Wright Museum - Detroit
Category:
Festival

Description

The Art of Jerry Pinkney comes alive this July at this fantastic, fun-filled weekend event!  Meet and hear from the award-winning, critically and popularly acclaimed children's book illustrator, Jerry Pinkney, his wife and noted storyteller and writer Gloria Jean Pinkney, and other artists and authors.  Arts and crafts, book giveaways, storytelling, appearances by storybook characters and more will bring the written word to life, and fill the air with imagination and wonder - don't miss this FREE weekend of activities!

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Saturday, July 28 (Museum hours: 9 am – 5 pm)
10:00 am Gallery Talk with Jerry Pinkney in the Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney* exhibit - AT&T Gallery (requires museum admission)
11:00 am Living Arts Detroit (performance) - Multi-Purpose Room
11:30 am Detroit Windsor Dance Academy featuring Miss Black Michigan Alescia Hollowell - Multi-Purpose Room
12:00 pm Thiosane Performing Arts Company of Nsoroma Institute - Multi-Purpose Room
1:00 pm Storytelling with Gloria Jean Pinkney - Orientation Theater (Lower Level)
1:45 pm Gallery Talk with Jerry Pinkney in the Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney exhibit - AT&T Gallery (requires museum admission)
3:30 pm Storytelling with Gloria Jean Pinkney - Orientation Theater (Lower Level)

Free face painting by Sandra Epps begins at 11 am.  Children’s workshops take place every hour from 10 am – 4 pm.

Guests will also be able to meet authors and have books signed by Jerry and Gloria Jean Pinkney.

Sunday, July 29 (Museum hours: 1 pm – 5 pm)
1 – 3 pm Jerry Pinkney Meet and Greet and Book Signing - Tent
1 – 5 pm Interactive puppet perfomances by Matrix Theatre Company - Orientation Theater (Lower Level)
1:30 pm Storytelling with Gloria Jean Pinkney - Multi-Purpose Room
2:30 pm Detroit Windsor Dance Academy featuring Miss Black Michigan Alescia Hollowell - Multi-Purpose Room
3:00 pm Thiosane Performing Arts Company of Nsoroma Institute - Multi-Purpose Room

Free face painting by Sandra Epps begins at 1 pm.  Children’s workshops take place every hour from 1 pm – 5 pm.

Also on-site will be a number of noted local children’s book authors, including Andre Batts, Ronnie Boggess, Karen Dabney, Anita Gibbs, Phyllis Gilmore, Denise Crittendon, and David Watkins.  Over 2,200 books giveaways will take place, courtesy of First Book

PLEASE NOTE: Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney and other Museum exhibits are free with Museum admission.  The Book Fair and associated activities are free without admission.  This event is made possible by support from Ford Motor Company and the General Motors Foundation.  For more information, please call (313) 494-5800. 

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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