13th Illustrator Show Features Award-winning Russian Artist Gennady Spirin at The Brinton Museum,
opening in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery, March 15

The Brinton Museum (Big Horn, WY) presents the 13th Illustrator Show, featuring Russian born artist and internationally known children’s storybook illustrator, Gennady Spirin. This exhibit opens in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on March 15th. Spirin is highly-acclaimed for his amazing, richly detailed illustrations of stories adapted for children’s picture books, including biblical stories of the Creation, Noah’s Ark and the Three Kings of the Orient. The Brinton’s exhibit also includes beautiful, imaginative illustrations of the timeless European fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, and the 19th century classic children’s book, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Forty-five of Spirin’s exquisite original drawings are showcased in this year’s Illustrator Show which has a focus on learning about book art illustration. The Illustrator Show offers a diverse range of educational opportunities for students of all ages, as well as adults. A reception to meet the artist takes place on Sunday, March 18, from 3 to 5 PM. Sunday’s event is free for members, non-members regular admission. The Illustrator Show continues in the Jacomien Mars Reception Galley through April 15.

Gennady Spirin is the recipient of five Gold Medals of the Society of Illustrators (NYC) and Best Illustrated Book of the Year designation by the New York Times for four children’s picture books. The artist will be in residence at The Brinton Museum from March 19 through March 23 for school tours; students and teachers receive Free Admission. To schedule a school or group tour, call Curator of Exhibitions Barbara McNab at 307-672-3173, or email bmcnab@thebrintonmuseum.org. Docent guided tours are available through April 15th.

The Brinton’s Illustrator Show, now in its 13th year, has been successful in providing educational programs for more than 10,000 students in the greater Sheridan County area.