Work of Prominent Illustrator James Ransome on Display

February 15, 2012 – Award-winning illustrator and author James Ransome will come to Dutchess Community College on Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. for an artist’s reception and book signing to celebrate his current exhibit of work, on display through Feb. 29 in DCC’s Francis U. and Mary F. Ritz library. The reception is free and open to the public.

“Visual Stores: Fine Art of James Ransome” features art created during his career as a children’s book illustrator. The exhibit is part of DCC’s annual celebration of Black History Month.

Ransome was named one of 75 authors and illustrators everyone should know by The Children’s Book Council. He has won numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and the NAACP Image Award for Illustration.

Visitors are advised to park in Lot E on Creek Road and take the Hudson Hall elevator to the second floor.

For more information about the exhibit or other Black History Month events, contact Angela Batchelor, chair of the Black History Month Committee, at (845) 431-8427