Poets House Opens Exhibition of Children’s Poet and Artist Douglas Florian
Sunday, February 26
Poets House art exhibitions focus on both the physical and visual manifestation of poetry, as well as works by visual artists that correspond to the poetic impulse. This month we launch two entirely different exhibitions of New York artists — one showcasing the work of children’s poet and artist Douglas Florian, the other highlighting the paintings of Darragh Park, whose art often graced the covers of poet James Schuyler’s books.
A Florianthology: An Exhibition on the Art and Poetry of Douglas Florian
Special Book Signing & Reading at 11 a.m.
Children’s poet and artist Douglas Florian’s collage-work, witty wordplay and educational rhymes have inspired and entertained countless children. Florian was born and raised in New York City where he still lives and works. His love of poetry began in the fifth grade when he discovered the light verse of Ogden Nash at his local Queens library. He has written and illustrated more than 30 books of poetry, including the national bestsellers Insectlopedia, Dinothesaurus, Poetrees and more.
This exhibit features original artwork and poetry from his award-winning books.
Opening Reception: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; on view through Saturday, April 21.