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On View: From Pencil to Page: Sketches and Illustrations by Grace Lin


  • Pao Arts Center 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)
  "Sweet Tofu" from Dim Sum For Everyone!, Gouache on Paper, Grace Lin

"Sweet Tofu" from Dim Sum For Everyone!, Gouache on Paper, Grace Lin

With line and vibrant color, illustrations by beloved children's book author Grace Lin appeal to audiences of all ages. 

Join us for a family-friendly Opening Reception on June 30 | 11:00am-1:00pm
There will be a live musical and storytelling performance by Broadway & Boston actor Lisa Yuen and friends* 

Curated by Theresa Furbish, Youth Services Librarian, Boston Public Library, Chinatown Branch. 

Family-friendly Saturday Workshops:
Story Night Light | July 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mantou Workshop | July 28, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Drama & Movement Workshop* | August 4, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Create Your Own Storybooks | August 18, 10:30am - 12:00pm

*This project has been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust. Special thanks to the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Wheelock Family Theatre. 

 Author Grace Lin

About the artist: Grace Lin, a NY Times bestselling author/ illustrator, won the Newbery Honor for "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" and the Theodor Geisel Honor for "Ling and Ting." Her most recent novel "When the Sea Turned to Silver" was a National Book Award Finalist. Grace is also a commentator for New England Public Radio, a reviewer for the NY Times, a video essayist for PBS NewsHour, and the speaker of the popular TEDx talk, “The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf.” In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House where Grace, herself, was recognized by President Obama’s office as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. 

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Cynthia Woo | 617-863-9080