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Imaginature: Children’s Book Art
Through May 14, 2023

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is excited to announce its first exhibition of 2023, Imaginature: Children’s Book Art. This exquisite exhibition features illustrations, paintings, and wood block prints by award-winning artists Margaret Peot and Giselle Potter. The exhibition runs February 7 - May 14, 2023 and comprises a collection of works spanning book art, editorial illustrations, and fine art pieces showcasing each author/illustrator’s mastery of her medium that will surely delight art and nature lovers of all ages!

Margaret Peot works and resides in New York City. She writes and illustrates fiction and non-fiction books for children, and how-to books for adults. Her most recent publications include The Science of Light: Things that Shine Flash and Glow, a foundational science book for the very young, and another about nocturnal animals and babies, At Night. She maintains a studio practice in woodcut carving and printing, with works informed by the plants and animals from her rural Ohio upbringing as well as those she encounters in her current urban environment. Peot also paints fabric for costumes with Parsons-Meares LTD. Her costume projects have appeared in numerous theater productions not limited to Broadway, American Ballet Theater, as well as arena and ice shows.  

Giselle Potter was brought up in a family that always encouraged creativity and expression. As a child, she spent time traveling and performing throughout the US and Europe with her parents’ theater company, Mystic Paper Beasts. Potter later attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where she created works that would become the book, Lucy’s Eyes and Margaret’s Dragon; Lives of the Virgin Saints published by Chronicle Books. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Upstate Diary, and in self-authored books as well as books by Toni Morrison, Mary Pope Osbourne, and Gertrude Stein. She currently resides in the Hudson Valley with her husband and children. 

All works are for sale, and the artists will generously donate 30% of each sale back to the Arboretum. The public is also invited to meet Peot and Potter at the upcoming Artist Reception on Saturday, February 11, from 2-3:30 p.m.  Click here to register

Imaginature: Children’s Book Art is on view from February 7 to May 14, 2023. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM except when closed for private events. Click here for Reeves-Reed Arboretum gallery hours. 

Questions about this exhibition? Call 908-273-8787 ext. 1010 or email m.foehrenbach@reeves-reedarboretum.org.