The Dana Hall Art Gallery presents “Children’s Book Illustration and Other Work,” running now through February 11. The show features the art of alumnae illustrators Devin Cole ’06 and Nez Riaz ’14.
Cole is a multimedia artist based in Italy, making work ranging from conceptual jewelry to large-scale paintings, and has self-published a children’s book intended to aid in teaching Italian. Riaz has experience in children’s publishing and editorial illustration as well as educational art for print. She is currently serving as sabbatical replacement for Visual Arts Department Head Michael Frassinelli.
The varied range of work coming from both artists is a sample of what is possible in the illustration world. “We want to showcase some of the different paths illustrators can take and how the process differs for each role,” Riaz said. “Though students all start out in Studio Art, every artist comes out different and purses different avenues of art. The art world is a lot broader than the traditional gallery setting students are used to learning about. We want to show them the variety of jobs that working illustrators do.”