Children's Stories from Around the World: by Maroah Lowry
For the project, Lowry selected seven children’s stories, each representing a culture from one of the world’s continents, created illustrations, and then crafted each story into a handmade book. Lowry used different art media, papers, book binding techniques, and illustration styles to reflect the origins of each tale.
“The stories our parents tell us shape our formative years, teaching us right from wrong, introducing us to concepts such as guilt, empathy, and courage, as well as forging bonds between the storyteller and the listener,” said Lowry. “I hope that bond can be felt in this setting, even though the original storytellers are separated from us by miles and generations.”
Lowry is a native of Livermore, CA and moved to Berthold, ND in 2006. She currently resides in Minot with her husband Ryan. She is in pursuit of a BFA from MSU in drawing and printmaking with a minor in painting. She has long been an enthusiastic illustrator, and is hoping one day to use her many passions to add her own original stories and talents to the world of graphic novels.
Location: MSU - Gordon B. Olson Library Gallery
Date: Tuesday, November 7th - Tuesday, November 28th
Artist Reception: Thursday, November 9th
Time: Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Artist Reception: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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