Award-winning children’s book author Chuck Galey will present his Illustrator As Storyteller workshop April 8 at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. The event will run in conjunction with the production of Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide on the same day.
Reservations are required to attend the free workshop. To reserve a spot, email Joannah Taylor, BPAC Arts Education coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galey, a Greenwood, Mississippi native, has been working in children’s book publishing for 22 years. He will discuss visual storytelling from a child’s point of view. Some of the books he has illustrated include “Jazz Cats,” “Rock’N’Roll Dogs,” “Jay And The Bounty of Books,” and “A Special Visitor Comes To Possum Ridge.”
His workshop will cover character development, drawing the main character, storyboarding and executing the finished art for publication. He will also show samples of the creative process from a few of the 15 picture books he has illustrated.
Galey’s original illustrations for his books will be on display April 4-15 in the BPAC atrium. The exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The workshop and exhibit are sponsored by the Bologna Performing Arts Center, The Delta Arts Alliance and the Mississippi Arts Commission.