Karen Gillmore & Gloria Snively
Opening: Friday, January 25th, 7–9:00 PM
The show runs both Friday evening, January 25th
and Saturday evening, January 26th, 2019
The culmination of years of collaboration between author Gloria Snively and illustrator Karen Gillmore, the recently released children’s science books Exploring the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal and Exploring the Rocky Shore with Sam and Crystal are a feast for the eyes and inquiring minds of all ages. This two-evening event features the original artworks, both paintings and drawings, an artist’s talk on the process of creating the illustrations, a reading by the author, and book-signing.
The books feature the adventures of two children, Sam and Crystal, who live on the Northwest coast, in a location very much like our own. While visiting their Aunt Kate and Uncle Charlie and their First Nations friend Ada, the children learn about the wildlife above and below the tideline. The full-colour illustrations and margin drawings are detailed and accurate, complementing the wealth of information contained in the text. Throughout, the children learn that everything is connected, and they have a role to play in saving our animal friends.
Artist’s talk on the process of creating illustrations, and Author’s reading, followed by a short discussion period.
Gloria Snively is a professor emeritus of science, environmental, and marine education in the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, and a former classroom teacher of primary and junior secondary grades. She is a founding member of the Northwest Association of Marine Educators and the author of the classic bestselling field guide Exploring the Seashore in British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon, now in its eleventh printing. Her passions include: curriculum development; First Nations education; giving natural history workshops to teachers, park interpreters, and community groups; and exploring the stunning seashores of the west coast. She lives in Sooke, BC.
Find out more about the books at hgdistribution.com
Karen Gillmore is a Victoria illustrator and comics creator who believes that the way we build the world we want to live in is by imagining it through the stories we tell. Her work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her illustration credits include children’s books, a colouring book, book covers, posters, CD covers, and videos. She is illustrator and writer of several all-ages comics and graphic novels. Her favourite media for illustration are pen-and-ink, watercolour, and coloured pencils, which she often combines in depicting subjects from nature, fantasy, and history.
Find out more about her work at: karengillmoreart.com