Every Picture Tells a Story: Illustrated Art from Poland

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I have the distinct privilege and honor of moderating what promises to be an amazing event on Wednesday evening, May 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the elegant Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division, in the heart of Chicago’s Old Polonia. The event is a discussion entitled “Every Picture Tells a Story: Illustrated Art from Poland.” The four featured Polish authors/illustrators for this discussion will be Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski, the highly talented married couple and the creators of the best-selling Maps book series, and Malgorzata Gurowska and Joanna Ruszczyk, who created perhaps Poland’s most innovative and controversial new book, The Locomotive, based on the famous Polish children’s poem by Julian Tuwim. We will discuss art as a tool of storytelling and how design formats can reinforce the narrative. The event is free and open to the public, but arrive early to assure good seating. There will be other Polish author presentations in Chicago during this week. You will find the entire schedule at http://www.booksfrompoland.org