I don’t tend to cover news items here at 7-Imp. I leave that to other bloggers, who are particularly good at rounding up the newsy-type notes, but here are two quick ones for today, ones I feel are important for various reasons:
1) The documentary film Library of the Early Mind is now available for digital download through the film’s site, and DVDs will be available through the site on December 1. The film’s producers, Edward J. Delaney and Steven Withrow, are now accepting reservations here.
If you haven’t seen this informative documentary, now’s your chance.
2) Author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka will be hosting the 2nd annual auction for the Joseph and Shirley Krosoczka Memorial Youth Scholarships. The auction will go live on Monday morning at 10 am EST. I love the very idea of this scholarship: Jarrett created it in memory of his grandparents, who raised him. Given at the Worcester Art Museum, they provide tuition to underprivileged children who are in unique familial situations. The below video explains more about the purpose of the scholarship:
This year, Jarrett has four items up for bid:
A full-color, acrylic portrait on canvas of Lunch Lady and Betty:
Lunch at his studio:
And he will design a school’s mascot:
Also, Jarrett’s Monkey Boy to Lunch Lady: The Sketchbooks of Jarrett J. Krosoczka is now available for purchase, and all those proceeds also go to the scholarship fund as well:
Incidentally, there is a wonderful article from the Rhode Island School of Design’s alumni magazine, RISD XYZ, about three alum who create books for children and who each graduated a decade apart. Jarrett is one of those artists, and the other two are David Wiesner and Brian Selznick. That article is linked here at Jarrett’s site. Enjoy!