Story Time LIVE with Jan Brett

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Get the family together and join beloved children’s book author and illustrator Jan Brett for a live Zoom presentation! Jan will read from her newest book, the New York Times Bestseller Cozy, give a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her book, and answer questions from fans. This special, one-time opportunity is in celebration of Fenimore Art Museum’s exhibition, The World of Jan Brett, featuring original illustrations from the artist, on view April 1 – May 16. An internet connection, Zoom, and speakers are required to join the program.

Tickets are $9 for Museum Members, $10 for non-members. The link and passcode to the Zoom session will be sent to the email used to register for the program on the evening before, and again the morning of, the program.

 

About Jan Brett

With over forty one million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author illustrators of children’s books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, “I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I’m drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real.”

As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. “It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain,” she says. “I’m delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting.”

Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. “From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children’s books.”

Saturday, April 17, 2021
10:30 am — 11:30 am (1h)

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