PrintShop Open House, 12/1

Imprimerie Karcher, circa 1910 fr. Poster Classics.com


Wednesday, December 1 from 6-8 pm
Everyone is welcome!!!
Please tell your students to come see lots of prints and have some refreshments!

I mean, look at these guys. If they don't look like fun all the way, I don't know what does!

Raab Associates Prize Winner, Phil Morgan!

Philip Morgan with guest Liz and tasty beverages.
Philip Morgan with Adjunct Instructor, Patti Argoff.

Well, a great time was had by all! Philip Morgan, Senior Illustration student, was awarded First Place in the 12th Annual Raab Associates Prize competition, and as a result, got to attend a fancy-schmancy dinner with a lot of other authors and illustrators. The event coordinates with the Connecticut Children's Book Fair right here on the UConn campus. It was swell! Get the story on the Raab Prize and check out Phil's entry here in the near future: Raab Prize site.

Or take a look at some of the press on his portrait of Geno Auriemma and Kay Yow here: Hartford Courant

And a BIG shout-out to Susan Raab, UConn alum, sponsor of the competition that bears her name, and all-around fab gal! Also, thanks goes to Jane Yolen, internationally known writer, who donated her poem for our use, as well as Terri Goldich, Curator, who is the glue who holds the Dodd Research Center, and this competition, together!


UConn Illustration Takes Over Society of Illustrators

That's right- we invaded the Society of Illustrators (as the Living Dead) in NYC on November 6th. Well, we participated in EPIC, the new art collective for students that has formed there. UConn represented well and even stepped up to take on some leadership positions. Well done students, and welcome to your future network!

Pretty worn out on the way home. Except for Mitch, who enjoyed sitting with his new "Travel Parents."

Rishi Bhoodram, Supastaaah!

Our very own Rishi Bhoodram demos his figure painting technique in front of a live crowd in East Hartford. It's a brave move, especially when you announce that you are going to paint everyone in the audience! Well done, Rishi!


Visiting Illustrators Betsy + Ted Lewin! Awesomeness Continues!

Whether they’re working individually or collaboratively, Ted and Betsy Lewin’s work is recognized the world over, and with good reason. With a pair of Caldecott Honors between them, and multiple awards from the Society of Illustrators, this legendary husband and wife team of visual communicators represents the very best in contemporary illustration for children.
Be with us on Friday, November 12th, to share in their work and tales of their many adventures in the wild world of illustration... and beyond!

Friday, November 12th
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Babbidge Library
Class of 1947 Room

Visit their websites and sample some greatness!: Betsy Lewin, Ted Lewin

Images ©Ted Lewin (top) and Betsy Lewin (bottom)


Local Boy Makes Good!

Fall Art League features Rishi Bhoodram!

Our very own Rishi Bhoodram will give a presentation of his work on Sunday, November 7th, from 2-4 pm in the Fine Arts Commission room located on the lower level of the East Hartford Cultural Center.. What a great accompishment! Come out to support him! Details are at the East Hartford Art League website: East Hartford Art League


The Legend Visits This Thursday!

Click here for a nice visual survey of Murray Tinkelman's work. He's going to bring some originals, people... don't miss this!

Babbidge Library, Class of 1947 Room
Thursday the 4th, 12:30 pm