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October 2015

PCAD Opening and Signing

October 2, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, 204 N. Prince Street
Lancaster,, 17603
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The Mosaic Project 2015 The Mosaic Project exhibition features Robert Pruitt’s narrative portrait drawings exploring the complexity of black identity and Shadra Strickland’s painted illustrations that invite children and adults alike to ponder questions of contemporary and historical significance. Through their work, both artists explore themes of personal and cultural identity.   Please Join Us for these Mosaic Project Events: Artist Talk presented by Robert Pruitt October 2 at 10 a.m. in the Atrium at PCA&D Reception with Robert Pruitt…

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October 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Hyatt Place Harbor East, 511 South Central Avenue
Baltimore, 21202 United States
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Join me this Friday at KidlitCon!!! Visual Storytelling A panel of bloggers, illustrators, and a former Caldecott committee member discuss the choices an artist makes and how they affect the tone or content of a story. Attendees will come away with improved understanding of media and techniques and better vocabulary for discussing and evaluating illustrations in children’s literature. Moderator: Susan Kusel (Wizards Wireless, former Caldecott committee member) Panelists: Matt Phelan (Marilyn’s Monster) Minh Le (Bottom Shelf Books) Kevin O’Malley Shadra Strickland (Please Louise)

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Stories Matter: Illustrators Discuss the Cultural Significance of the Popular Image

October 10, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10065 United States
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How do the images we make influence the world around us? How does the world affect the images we make? In this discussion, where audience members are invited to contribute along with the panelists, influential new voices discuss illustration’s role in the cultural conversation and the place of the illustrator within it. Featuring:  Wesley Allsbrook Alexandra Beguez Jensine Eckwall Chris Kindred Ricardo Lopez Ortiz Richie Pope Shadra Strickland Moderated by Jonathan Bartlett We believe this topic is an important discussion…

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Artist talk: Mosaic Project artist Shadra Strickland

October 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Part of PCA&D’s annual Mosaic Project, Shadra Strickland will present an artist talk in the PCA&D Atrium followed by a drawing workshop for students participating in the Mosaic Project.  Her work includes painted illustrations that invite children and adults alike to ponder questions of contemporary and historical significance. In addition. on October 2, as part of the First Friday reception, she will hold a book signing. http://pcad.edu/event/the-mosaic-project The Mosaic Project is a multicultural exhibition and educational program for students and…

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BookFest @ Bank Street

October 24, 2015 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street
New York, 10025
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10:15 – 11:00am – “Artists and Mentors: Book…Making…101”: Christopher Myers (Jake Makes the World; My Pen), Shadra Strickland (Bird; Please, Louise),Raúl Colón (Draw!), and Sara Varon (Robot Dreams; Bake Sale). Moderator: Joe Rogers, Jr., Founder & Facilitator of Total Equity Now BookFest is an event devoted to the celebration, discovery, and discussion of books for children and teens. This event, designed for adults, features luminaries from the children’s literature community. Authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, and scholars will take part in…

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March 2018

Highlights Foundation Art Opening

March 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Highlights Foundation, 392 Boyds Mills Rd.
Milanville, PA, United States
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The reception launches our 2018 Visual Arts Exhibit, which features Shadra's original art from A Child’s Blessings and Prayers: From Faiths and Cultures Around the World, written by Deloris Jordan (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, October 2017

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