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New exhibit, ‘Storytime’ at CTFAC highlights children’s book illustrations. Bring the kids.

Looking for something to do this weekend that the whole family will enjoy?

Then head to the River North Gallery on Saturday when the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council kicks off its traveling exhibit, “Young at Art: A Selection of Caldecott Book Illustrations.”

CTFAC will celebrate the opening with a free “Family Funday” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, featuring tours of the exhibit, art activities for kids and summer refreshments.

“We are so grateful and thrilled to be able to present an exhibition of this caliber to the citizens of Stephenville and the surrounding counties,” said CTFAC executive director Christine Newton. “This exhibit has traveled all over the country, making appearances in California, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and now we are honored to have it here in Stephenville, Texas.”

The event will adhere to social distancing and other safety protocols, with most activities held outdoors.

The exhibit brings to life original book illustrations from Caldecott Medal recipients and other award-winning artists.

Some of the artists have gone on to have their works adapted for the big screen including “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Polar Express” and “Jumanji.”

The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 8.


CTFAC will also host three “Storytime” readings with refreshments at 2 p.m. on Thursdays at the River North Gallery.

The free events will feature Caldecott books: “The Girl Who Loved Horses” (July 16), “Jumanji” (July 23), and “Snowflake Bentley” (July 30).

For more information, call CTFAC at 965-6190.


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