Jen Walls Shares “The Art Of Illustration” In A New Illuminated Novel, ‘The Storyteller’s Apprentice’. Opening Reception And Book Signing At ArtServe On November 8th

What happens when one artist invites another artist to collaborate?  Magical malarkey! “The Storytellers’s Apprentice” is an illuminated novel by Dana Kumerow, with illustrations by Brittany Tate and Jen Walls. Readers ages 6 – 99 will enjoy this book and its illustrations.   The Free Opening Reception and Book signing takes place on Thursday, November 8th.  Books and artwork will be available for purchase at ArtServe as well as on line.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This family-friendly art and literary event features paintings of adventurous characters and whimsical creatures in vibrant settings in a gallery setting, along with illustrations nestled inside a beautiful, casebound book. Mixed media illustrations, pen and ink drawings and hand carved and stamped images give viewers a peek into the world of book illustration and children’s fantasy fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I N T R O D U C I N G:

” THE     STORYTELLER’S     APPRENTICE “

 

 

 

 

 

 

M E E T      T H E      C O L L A B O R A T O R S

OPENING   RECEPTION/ BOOK   SIGNING:

THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER  8TH

6 – 8 PM

Refreshments served  

Exhibit Available  November 2 – 27, 2018

 At:   ArtServe 

 

1350 E Sunrise Blvd   Fort Lauderdale

ArtServe at 954-462-8190   Artist/illustrator Jen Walls at 704-771-9726

 

 

 

www.thestorytellersapprentice.com

 

 

Astrid in “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

The Art of Illustration:

Original illustrations from the illuminated novel, The Storyteller’s Apprentice, appear in a new exhibit at ArtServe from November 2 – 27. This family-friendly art and literary event features paintings of adventurous characters and whimsical creatures in vibrant settings in a gallery setting, along with illustrations nestled inside a beautiful, casebound book. Mixed media illustrations, pen and ink drawings and hand carved and stamped images give viewers a peek into the world of book illustration and children’s fantasy fiction.   The Storytellers’s Apprentice is an illuminated novel by Dana Kumerow, with illustrations by Brittany Tate and Jen Walls. For readers ages 6 – 99. Books and art will be available for purchase at ArtServe, or visit www.thestorytellersapprentice.com to buy online.

 

 

 

Scruffy Dog from “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

 

 

 

The Storyteller’s Apprentice (An Illuminated Novel) and a New Exhibit at ArtServe:

Everything has a name. Everything has a story.

In Loden, coming of age means becoming an apprentice. Though all of the villagers expect Arella’s sister to become the storyteller’s apprentice, it is Arella who is chosen.

When Arella is forced to leave her childhood home and face her biggest fears, she follows an unexpected path of adventure, hardship, and enchantment. She learns to appreciate the power in a name and the importance of sharing stories. Along the way, Arella accepts her own talents and learns to see the beauty and the magic around her.

All she had to do was LISTEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every story begins with…another story~

This adventure began with one artist inviting another to collaborate. “I’ll paint some backgrounds; you add characters,” said Brit. “Well sure, I’d be delighted,” replied Jen. A dozen boards and a nearly a year later, Brit and Jen decided the characters needed a story. In stepped Dana, who accepted the challenge of writing a story after the illustrations were already done—a backwards process. She took over like a mad queen and convinced the illustrators to provide more illustrations because, she said, the story demanded them. The illustrators, enchanted by the stories, bowed to her requests, although the thought of stuffing the author into an attic occurred to them more than once.

 

About the Author:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her younger days, writer Dana Kumerow was a tree-climbing, frog-catching, star-gazing book worm who acted out her favorite stories in the playhouse in her backyard. Today she lives in a tiny log cabin in the North Carolina mountains and blogs about words, books, writing, and more at writingtowardhome.com.

 

 

About the Artists:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon receiving her degree in studio art, Brittany Tate set out with a fierce determination to set the world ablaze. After completing her first landscape in 2015, she began filling her world with colorful drama, exotic places, and playful pets. She’s hardly put down her brush since!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist and illustrator Jen Walls lives in a world of malarkey. Her studio is crammed with whimsical creatures, moody queens, and soulful girls. Walls has lived a backwards life, beginning with a grown-up job and all kinds of seriousness until she was nearly old—then SHAZAM! She fell headlong into the world of art and has been playing ever since. Follow her adventures at www.jenwalls.com and at Instagram.com/jenjovanwalls.

 

 

Caravan from “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

Available for Purchase:

 

 

 

~ The Book ~

~ Backpacks ~

~ Notecards  ~

Illustrations purchased online or at the exhibit will be reserved for the buyer, and shipped November 28th, immediately following the show closing.

For more information:

www.jenwalls.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective Shows “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree”

Sometimes an old adage bears repeating.  “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree” is a life lesson for the Schreiber family.  The Weisman Delray Community Center is happy to announce the opening of a solo exibition, Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective.  The show will run from June 30 until the end of August.  Herman Schreiber, an award-winning member of the Delray Art League, passed away in 1995.  Lorrie Turner, an accomplished artist and Weisman Center curator, made this exhibition possible with the help of his daughters.  Maxine Schreiber, an artist/writer and her sister Janet Schreiber, are proud to exhibit their father’s work.  An Opening Reception will take place on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at which time both daughters will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions about their dad’s masterful work. The public is welcome and The Rickie Report urges you to attend.

The Weisman Delray Community Center

Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective

Opening Reception:

 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

3:00 – 5:00 p.m

 

 

Exhibit runs June 30th until August 31st

 

 

7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida

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The Weisman Delray Community Center is happy to announce the opening of a solo exibition, Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective.  The show will run from June 30 until August 31, 2014 at 7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida.  Herman Schreiber, an award-winning member of the Delray Art League, passed away in 1995.  Lorrie Turner, an accomplished artist and Weisman Center curator, made this exhibition possible with the help of his daughters.  Maxine Schreiber, an artist/writer and her sister Janet Schreiber, are proud to exhibit their father’s work.  An opening reception will take place on Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at which time both daughters will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions about their dad’s masterful work.
Herman Scheiber at a Delray Art League Exhibit

Herman Scheiber at a Delray Art League Exhibit

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Herman Schreiber graduated from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in 1934. An artist who used pastels exclusively, he was a disciple of the “School of Ultra Realistic Painting.”  He created his pictures delicately and meticulously rendering the final products, which capture both images and emotions.  His landscapes, portraits, and figurative works are often mistaken for actual photographs.
"Alpine Village"

“Alpine Village”

During his lifetime, Herman exhibited his work in gallleries and museums in New Jersey where he won many awards including First Place at the South Orange Annual Art Show, Bloomfield College, and Montclair State College exhibits.  In Florida as a member of the Delray Art League 1988 – 1995, he exhibited in shows at Old School Square and other Delray sites and won numerous Blue, Red, and White Ribbons.  In 1994 & 1995 his work was in the 55th & 56th Annual Juried Exhibitions at the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach.
"We're Not Talking"

“We’re Not Talking”

This exibit fills the lobby, hallways, and activity room in the Weisman Center and includes over forty of his exquisite pastel paintings.  Maxine’s book The SCHREIBERS: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree, which is published on Amazon.com, will be a available for sale at the opening event.
"Audience of One"

“Audience of One”

 
Maxine tells us, “Art has been an important part of my life as far back as I can remember.  My dad, Herman Schreiber, was a master artist, a true “Renaissance man.”  To support our family, he worked as a jeweler, a trumpet player, an optician, and a tax accountant. But he was always a visual artist, and his creative ability and temperament were a major influence on me.  When I was young, we spent hours looking through his treasured book World Famous Paintings, and he taught me how to draw.”

 

"Begonia Leaf"

“Begonia Leaf”

In 1993, he said, “I’m 79 years old and have a back-log of requests to last me until I’m 120.  I take my time and work at my own pace.  If I had deadlines to worry about, I wouldn’t enjoy it.  After all, I’m retired I’m not working for a living.  I had to give up playing the trumpet.  My front teeth and lips gave out, but my hands are steady, my imagination is vivid, and I enjoy painting.”
"Wakodahatchee Sunset" by Maxine Schreiber

“Wakodahatchee Sunset” by Maxine Schreiber

And the adage is true….Maxine Schreiber is a fine artist in her own right.  She exhibits her own work and is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, WITVA, NAWA and Armory Art Center.  Maxine’s newest creative work is a children’s book which she wrote and illustrated, “The Story of Daphne the Duck”.
"The Story of Daphne the Duck" by Maxine Schreiber

“The Story of Daphne the Duck” by Maxine Schreiber

For more information about this exhibit, books or other artwork available  please contact  Maxine Schreiber at www.schreiberstudio.com

 

 

 

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