A special exhibit titled Birth of a Book showcasing the work of author Suzanne Tate and illustrator James Melvin, and the Parallel Play exhibit featuring KDH Cooperative artists will open at Dare County Arts Council on Friday, April 6 at 6pm.
The Birth of a Book exhibit will walk viewers through Tate and Melvin’s process of creating Timmy T. Frog, A Tale of a Tree Climber with original sketches, page mock-ups and author notes. Bringing Tate and Melvin’s dedication to their craft to life, the exhibit will also feature aspects of their newest collaboration called Merri-Lee Monarch, A Tale of a Big Trip, which is the 39th book in Tate’s Nature Series.
“Merri-Lee Monarch, A Tale of a Big Trip, is about a super-generation of monarchs, which occurs in our area every fall,” said author Suzanne Tate. “The super-generation is the one that migrates thousands of miles to Mexico and spends all winter there, clustered on fir trees. In springtime, it mates and returns north – an amazing story of survival.”