Learning Center Exhibitions

 Each Learning Center exhibition features original work by a renowned picture-book illustrator.  Past exhibitions have featured Eric Carle, Jerry Pinkney, Giselle Potter, Peter Sís, William Wegman, and Ed Young, to name a few.  Once a year we also present children’s art from our member schools.


Suki Meets Three Samurai Cats

Stéphane Jorish, from Suki’s Kimono, by Chieri Uegaki [Kids Can Press, Toronto, 2003]. Watercolor on paper. © Stéphane Jorish, 2003.

Mordicai Gerstein, from Three Samurai Cats: A Story from Japan, retold by Eric A. Kimmel [Holiday House, New York, 2003]. Pen and ink with oil paint on heavy vellum paper. © Mordicai Gerstein, 2003.



 October 12, 2014 –
January 4, 2015
In the Learning Center
Jump into a world where a lovely, little kimono can charm a roomful of children and silly, samurai cats can battle a big, fat rat. The original illustrations for two charming picture books highlight familiar Japanese traditions in the Learning Center this fall. Stéphane Jorish’s gentle watercolors for Suki’s Kimono have garnered crictical acclaim. And the anime-inspired drawings by Mordicai Gerstein energize the story told in Three Samurai Cats.