Monday, March 14, 2011

Sixth Annual Carle Honors Honorees

Amherst, MA (March 9, 2011). The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Art is delighted to announce the 2011 Carle Honor Honorees. This year's selection of luminaries include:
  • Lois Ehlert, Artist - Caldecott Honor winning author and artist
  • Jeanne Steig, Angel - Multimedia artist, donor of the William Steig picture book art archive to The Carle's permanent collection
  • Michael di Capua, Mentor - Editor and art director of children's books for over 40 years
  • Karen Nelson Hoyle, Bridge - Professor and curator of The Children's Literature Research Collection at the University of Minnesota.
The Carle Honors celebrate the creative vision and long-term dedication of key individuals and organizations to the world of picture books and the many ways they open minds to art and literacy. The awards recognize for distinct forms: Artist, for lifelong innovation in the field; Angel, whose generous financial support is crucial to making picture book art exhibitions, education programs, and related projects a reality; Mentors, editors, designers, educators who campaign the art form; and Bridge, individuals who have found inspired ways to bring the art of the picture book to larger audiences through work in other fields.

"It is a thrill to honor these individuals whose work has contributed so positively to the world of children's literature. Industry giants on their own, together these four talents comprise a sweeping scope of the breadth and impact of this exceptional genre," said Alexandra Kennedy, executive director of The Carle.

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