Mixing art with literature: "Children's Stories from Around the World"
Maroah Lowry, a Minot State University senior and fine arts major, has always liked to combine art with stories and has had a passion for working with kids. She used this passion and a little inspiration from author Jane Yolen and her book, “Favorite Folktales from Around the World,” to construct her senior project, “Children’s Stories from Around the World.”
“It has been a lot work and a lot of hours put into this show,” Lowry said.
With the use of colorful stories and lively illustrations, Lowry is hoping to promote moral and life lessons with a story from each of the seven continents. Her project contains a children’s story from each of the continents including one that she authored from Antarctica. Each story is carefully and thoughtfully illustrated by Lowry.
“I started slowly at first, doing a little work at a time, and then probably around July, I really started to buckle down,” Lowry stated.
Lowry hopes that those who view her art exhibit will take away something they didn’t expect to learn about another culture. After the exhibit is finished, she will make a website to display her project in hopes to further her future career.
“These books are going to go on that website, so it can be a resource for me to be like, ‘Hey, I would like to illustrate your work and publish with you. Here is work I’ve done in the past,’” Lowry said.
The exhibit runs through Nov. 28 in the Gordon B. Olson Library. It is open during regular library hours and is free to everyone.