AVERY THE ARTIST

Avery Reed is an emerging artist/illustrator who uses texture, color, and space to explore one’s sense of place and personal history. Born in Dallas, Texas, Avery moved to New York City in 2008 to study Media, Culture and the Arts at The King's College. She has worked as an Assistant Editor at Penguin Young Readers, a Teaching Artist at the Children's Museum of Art, and most recently, as the Lower School Art Teacher at the Geneva School of Manhattan.

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A BRIGHT STARR

Meet Nia…….talented illustrator, graphic designer, and StoryMaker. Having worked with Nia for years, I (Mel) I can attest to her ability to capture the imagination through her illustrations + graphics. Here is a little secret…..Nia illustrated this months giveaway!!! You won’t want to miss the chance of getting your hands on her art work for any setting a child sets foot.

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Puppets + Ginger

Art began in Genesis. Creation and beauty are the air we breathe. God made the trees good for food AND pleasing to the eye. Beauty is one of his love languages. Tell me it was all work, no play when God created the shoebill, wildebeest and narwhal. Did he throw back his head and laugh? He must have been quite satisfied with his product to have them all line up at the ark door to survive stinky months ahead. So pinch me. I get to combine three of my loves—art, children, and the grace of God—to make His true stories come alive. To see the little lights-in-eyes is a thing that happens when sponge minds see and accept God’s love through playing and making art.  I’m all in.

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