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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Nova Southeastern University
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Explore & Create Unique Pop-Up Art with Acclaimed Book Illustrators at Nova Southeastern University – April 25

“The Art of Illustration” with Chuck Fischer and Henry Cole features a hands-on,  fun-filled experience at the Alvin Sherman Library

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –Fans of all ages can meet noted pop-up book creator Chuck Fischer and children’s book illustrator Henry Cole during “The Art of Illustration” at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) on Saturday, April 25.

Children ages 7-12 will also have the chance to craft fabulous paper-art projects by registering for a free, limited-size class with these two masters in the field of illustration and artistic book creation.

The free fun will take place at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center on NSU’s main campus, 3301 College Ave. in Davie. Activities include:

  • Paper-Art Creation from 1 to 3 p.m.
    Fischer and Cole will lead a unique paper-art creation project for ages 7-12, with an additional arts-based activity for younger children, provided by the Youth Services Librarians. The event is free and open to the public, but class size is limited so please register early by calling 954-262-5477.
  • Meet the Artists Book Signing from 3 to 4 p.m.
    After the craft session, there will be a “meet the artists” book signing, with work by Fischer and Cole available for purchase.

Fischer is best known for his imaginative collectable books including, In the Beginning, Christmas Around the World, Christmas in New York, Great American Houses and Gardens, and The White House. Cole is the noted author and illustrator of Jack’s Garden, On Meadowview Street, Trudy, I Took a Walk and On the Way to the Beach and is also the illustrator of more than 25 children’s books.

“The Art of Illustration” is a part of the Alvin Sherman Library’s Ferro Fine Arts Series, in partnership with NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale. The Ferro Fine Art Series, sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation, has featured several free innovative programs during the 2008-2009 season including lyric opera, stunning live flamenco and vibrant ballet.

The series was designed specifically to give children and families a fun, interactive introduction to the fine and performing arts. It continues May 16 with a performance by Florida’s Momentum Dance Company, called Bringing Literature to Life. It will feature an interpretation of Mark Twain’s short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, told through prose, bluegrass and country music, and high-jumping dance movement.

For more information about the Alvin Sherman Library’s Ferro Fine Arts Series and other programs, please visit www.nova.edu/library/main.

About Chuck Fischer: Chuck Fischer’s paintings hang in some of the finest residences in the world. His designs have been reproduced on holiday ornaments and home furnishings, including fine china, wallpaper and fabrics in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. He is the author of the pop-up books – In the Beginning, The White House, Great American Houses and Gardens, Christmas in New York, and Christmas Around the World. He lives in New York City. Fischer is also a muralist and a designer of fabrics, wallpaper, and fine china. His British Colonial Collection of china and crystal designs for LENOX was created in 2003 and it is still in the top ten of most popular bridal patterns. For more information, please visit www.chuckfischer.com.

About Henry Cole: Henry Cole grew up on a dairy farm outside Purcellville, Virginia. Always interested in art and science, he studied forestry at Virginia Tech. He is a self-taught artist, although his mother was a professional illustrator and gave him many pointers along the way. His education required him to study nature closely, and his observation of such details helped him with his drawing. Henry worked in a number of jobs, including magazine illustration, and for sixteen years taught elementary grade science classes. For more information, please visit www.henrycole.net.

About the Library: The Alvin Sherman Library is a joint-use facility, which is the result of an innovative agreement between NSU and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. The five-story Library, Research, and Information Technology Center is Florida’s largest library building at 325,000 square feet. It serves the residents of and those who work in Broward County, as well as NSU students, faculty, and staff members. For more information visit www.nova.edu/library/main/. To sign up for a library card, visit www.nova.edu/library/card.

Media Contact:
Andra, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 office, 954-873-8494 cell, andrali@nova.edu