Children’s Book Illustrations Subject of Concordia University, Nebraska Art Exhibit

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“The Original Art Show: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration” will be on display at Concordia through September.

The Plum Creek Literacy Festival at Concordia University, Nebraska will host “The Original Art Show: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration” Monday, Aug. 27 – Friday, Sept. 28 at the Marxhausen Gallery of Art on campus. An opening reception for the exhibit will be Sunday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m., with a brief introduction at 2 p.m. The show is an annual exhibit created to showcase illustrations from the best children’s books published in the United States. Visitors will be able to view the work of artists such as Eric Carle, Lane Smith and Barbara McClintock.

The exhibit is open to the public and parents are encouraged to bring their children. The Marxhausen Gallery is the on-campus exhibition space for Concordia and hosts a variety of exhibitions each year. It is located in Jesse Hall and is open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb. that currently serves over 2,200 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit

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