“Where is Sam?”
UNVEILING AND BOOK SIGNING CELEBRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sarasota’s Stakenborg-Greenberg Fine Art is pleased to announce the unveiling of “Where is Sam?” This magical children’s book exhibit of original 3-D paper cut pages is sure to please the young and young at heart and will include a lively reading and book signing, a hands-on paper cutting demonstration, and a holiday celebration for all ages Friday, December 22 from 5-8pm at 1545 Main Street. The exhibit and book signing will continue Saturday, Dec. 23, from 10am-2pm.
The engaging story of hide and seek and enchanting paper cut illustrations were a collaboration of two Baby Boomer Grandmothers and friends, Longboat Key/Vermont author, Sandra Stillman Gartner, and Sarasota/Bradenton/Vermont artist, Marguerite Jill Dye.
Sandra Stillman Gartner, journalist, actress, producer, and filmmaker, was inspired to write the delightful story while playing with her grandson, Sam. “Whenever he covered his eyes with his hands, he believed that I couldn’t see him. After we played from morning till night, we collapsed in a heap, sprawled out on the floor.”
Marguerite Jill Dye, artist, author, and columnist said, “The moment I read ‘Where is Sam?’ paper cuts à la Matisse came to mind! With a colorful palette and sharply edged forms my vivid paint samples took on new life. Soon a magical, whimsical paper cut world began to emerge as I cut up new shapes.”
Where is Sam? Where is Sandy? Where is Silas? “Where is…?” is a common refrain in the timeless game of hide and seek. The story follows a boy to his “Gamma’s” house where the two play their favorite game all day. Sam finds new discoveries around every bend, excitement and fun as he makes new friends. You’re sure to enjoy his escapades and delight in the surprise at the end. In the book’s final pages children are encouraged to create their own paper cut art, so paper and scissors will be on hand to help everyone add to their very own book!
When life seems unsettling, it’s comforting to find a book that reminds us of magic and joy. How better connect with delight and love than through a little child and his grandmother’s games and hugs?
For further information, please contact:
Marguerite Jill Dye Jilldyestudio@aol.com Cell: 941 587-5279 Sandra Stillman Gartner email@example.com Stakenborg-Greenberg Fine Art, 941 487-8001
“Where is Sam?”