Live Storytelling with illustrator and author Gail Haley
Join us in the museum's galleries to see internationally-recognized children's book illustrator and author Gail Haley as she tells engaging stories from tradition and from her books, including A Story a Story, The Green Man, and various Jack Tales. Before or afterwards, please take time to stroll around Everyman Jack: Stories & Illustrations by Gail E. Haley exhibited at BRAHM through March 25, 2017.
About Gail E. Haley
Haley grew up in Shuffletown, NC, a rural town just outside Charlotte. In her hometown, Haley learned to love rural, country life. Many of her neighbors farmed their own food, hung clothing out to dry in the wind, and a few even lived without indoor plumbing. By contrast, in the city of Charlotte, Haley spent much of her time reading in the public library and running throughout the halls of the Charlotte Observer, where her father worked as the art director. Haley has spent a lot of her life traveling. While North Carolina has always been home, she considers herself “a citizen of the world.” Before she was 5 years old, Haley had traveled across the country to California by troop train with her mother and father, and even spent some time in Mexico. It was during this time, at a young age, that Haley realized how much she admired people and their traditions and all the ways in which we are connected across cultures through stories as old as time. A prolific author and illustrator, her original picture books have won both the Caldecott and Kate Greenaway medals, as well as the Kadai Tosho award in Japan.
Image Credit: Gail Haley. Original illustration from Jack and the Bean Tree. Mixed media on wood panel. Private collection.
This program is funded in part by the Watauga County Arts Council and grassroots funds of the North Carolina Arts Council.