Opening Gallery Talk with Salley Mavor: Sunday, October 6, 1:30 pm
This exhibition presents the award-winning fabric reliefs that Salley Mavor created to illustrate Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. This 72-page, full-color, hardcover children’s book, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, has won the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Picture Book and the Golden Kite Award for picture book illustration from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. These charming, meticulously designed and executed artworks are a delight to behold and a joy to exhibit at Highfield Hall.
-Pocketful of Posies, page 21 Salley Mavor
“Engaging with these works is like searching for stars in the night sky–at first we don’t recognize the extent of the delicate endless stitching, but as we keep our eyes focused, more and more appear. Surely her thread is gossamer, her fingers unimaginably nimble.” – Art New England