Exhibition | The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino!

Apr 11, 2015 — Jul 5, 2015

“The images in a picture book are the driving forces that tell the story. The words tell only what the pictures can’t.” — Dan Yaccarino

Award-winning artist Dan Yaccarino grew up in Montclair, New Jersey, where he whiled away the hours with comic books, vintage cartoons and films, and toys. Today, children around the globe know Yaccarino from his books The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau, Five Little Pumpkins, and All the Way to America. Yaccarino has also captivated children and their parents with his animated television series Oswald. Acclaimed for his creative influence on the programs Willa’s Wild Life and The Backyardigans, Yaccarino also has had work featured in a number of publications, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Time.

The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino is on view at the GCMA April 11 through July 5, 2015. The exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature.

Saturday, April 25
Family Workshop: Unplug! with Artist Dan Yaccarino
11 am - 12:30 pm

Dan Yaccarino's book, Doug Unplugged, takes a look at technology in the lives of everyone, especially kids. In this workshop, the artist invites your family to consider different ways to unplug from digital technology while you create something together. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The workshop is free, and all materials are provided. Register online at gcma.org/events. For more information, call 864.546.4047.

Dan Yaccarino: Artist Talk for Authors, Artists, and Educators
2 pm - 3:30 pm, $20
From Inspiration to Publication: The Essentials of a Picture Book Dummy

Developed for aspiring authors and illustrators, this workshop teaches the fundamentals of picture books, from format and character development to basic storytelling. Cost of $20 includes a signed copy of a Dan Yaccarino book. Register online at gcma.org/events. For more information, call 864.546.4047.

Sunday, April 26
Sundays at 2: Artist Talk with Dan Yaccarino
2 pm - 3 pm

Dan Yaccarino's bold, stylized illustrations have added wit and energy to more than 30 children's picture books. Join us in the gallery for firsthand insights into his career as an author and illustrator. Come early or stay late for book signing.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.