The return of Mother Goose

The classic childhood book of rhymes, Mother Goose, will be brought to life tonight at the Flinn Gallery, where the Friends of Greenwich Library will sponsor a show of works entitled Mother Goose Reimagined.

The show will be celebrated with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Dec. 6, on the library’s second floor. Members of the Children’s Book Illustrators Group in New York will contribute their work in diverse media including watercolor, pastel, collage, acrylic, oil, pen and ink. The artists’ works are new and reimagined illustrations of the classic Mother Goose stories. Their work spans all categories for trade, editorial and educational publishing from pre-school through young adult ages. The inspirational passages will be shown in the wall information alongside the illustrations.

Curators for the show include Jamee Becker, Linda Butler and Martha Deegan of the Flinn Gallery, assisted by Donna Miskend, an illustrator and president of CBIG.

The organization was founded in 1987 by a group of Brooklyn children’s book illustrators. Now, CBIG has more than 50 members, both illustrators and author/illustrators throughout the tri-state area, with more scattered across the country. The versatile group has experience in children’s publishing, editorial illustration, commercial design, animation, fine art and the teaching of art.

Mother Goose was published originally in this country in 1916. As early as 1697, Frenchman Charles Perrault used Mother Goose in a collection of eight fairytales, including Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Bluebeard. She was often pictured as an elderly, comforting country woman in a tall hat and shawl or, alternatively, as an actual goose in a bonnet.

In conjunction with the show, there will be several other artistic tie-in events and readings in the third-floor Children’s Room. On Jan. 6 beginning at 1 p.m., there will be an artist talk, demonstration and docent tour.

The show will run from Dec. 6 to Jan. 16 and be available for viewing Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours to 8 p.m. on Thursday and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Illustrations will be available for sale, with a portion going to the Friends of the Greenwich Library.

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