Friday, May 8, 2009

Melanie's Library Exhibition / TV Interview

TIME OUT NEW YORK mentions my current Brooklyn Central Library Exhibition:
“Illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg captures the magic of New York City in the simple yet evocative drawings that can be found in her children’s books including ‘Mermaids on Parade’ and ‘A City Is’ “ - Issue 710, pg 57

All the BPL artists were filmed by Brooklyn Cable Access Television for the ELEANOR TV show. The interviews air on Sat May 9 @ 9:30AM
Ch 67 (cablevision),
Ch. 34 (Time Warner)
Ch 82 (RCN)
Ch 42.
Airing is scheduled in Queens on QPTV
Fri May 15th @ 12:30pm Ch 34
Sun May 17th @ 3 pm Ch 56.

You can see this original illustration from DOWN IN THE SUBWAY in "Ordinary into Extraordinary" at the Brooklyn Central Library *Youth Wing* 10 Grand Army Plaza until June 13, 2009. FREE to the public.

DOWN IN THE SUBWAY was chosen "New York Times Great Read" in 2008. Author Miram Cohen personally chose me to illustrate her “subway ride to nowhere”. Miriam and I met through Learning Leaders in 1993, traveling to give author visits at PS 59 in the Bronx. We both saw white doves in our gardens in Queens and in Brooklyn. Around the same time, Miriam mentioned a manuscript written for her Jamaican friend Gladys, who had recently passed away. I painted Gladys (The Island Lady) as Mother Nature who gifts the hot subway riders with the four elements of air, water, earth and fire from out of her colorful bag. Miriam has always been a wonderful friend and guide in my career and life.

All Art is copyrighted 1998 by Melanie Hope Greenberg.

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