UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is pleased to present, Charles van Sandwyk and the Children’s Literary Tradition. Curated by Kristy Woodcock (a Masters of Library Science and Information Studies student at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at UBC). Featuring material from UBC Rare Books and Special Collections and private collections, this exhibition explores the art of Charles van Sandwyk in the context of the children’s literary tradition. Charles van Sandwyk is a talented artist in a long and distinguished tradition of authors and illustrators, and he follows in the footsteps of masters such as Arthur Rackham, Beatrix Potter, and Ernest Shepard with his drawings of fairies, anthropomorphic animals, and dream worlds.
The exhibition, from October 1-31, 2013, is located in RBSC, on level one of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and is open to the public Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, and Saturday, 12pm to 5pm.
As part of this exhibition, Charles van Sandwyk will be reading from his selections of his work on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m, in the Dodson Room (Rm 302), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. This event is free of charge, and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. As well, there will be book sales by the Joyce Williams Gallery.
For information and tours contact please contact RBSC: 604-822-2521