Living the Dream – the exhibition

One more thing got scratched from my “to do” list yesterday. I hung my show, “Living the Dream, the art of Shadra Strickland” at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. A HUGE “thank you” goes out to Dorothea S., Morris G., and Morgan G. for helping with the hanging and lending me their eyes and opinions. The show will be up throughout July.

There will be an Artist’s Talk on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Participating in the conversation will be award winning author, Carmen Deedy and legendary author/illustrator, Ashley Bryan.

I’d also like to thank Elizabeth Dulemba and  SCBWI Southern Breeze for allowing me to be a part of this year’s show at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur! It’s always such a pleasure. I showed original art from HURRICANES and WHITE WATER. Some lucky patron even bought my only advance copy of WHITE WATER! I was surprised because the book doesn’t come out until August, but I learned that if there’s a barcode present, anything can be sold. Originally mortified, I put everything in perspective (and alerted my publisher). In the end I’m flattered~ Hopefully it’s a good sign of things to come for this book 🙂


  1. Zetta Elliott
    June 9, 2011

    WOW–this looks beautiful, Shadra. Congratulations! I know you’re super busy right now, but I hope you took a moment to take it all in…you ARE living the dream!

  2. Shadra
    June 9, 2011

    Thanks Z.! I am thrilled with the exhibit. And yes, I have been very reflective in the midst of all f the activity. Exciting times!

  3. Doret
    June 20, 2011

    Congrats. Can’t wait to see it. I almost stopped by Auburn the other day. As long as nothing comes up I’ll be at the Author’s Talk


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