If your child loves books and art, be sure to check out The New Art Center’s current exhibit, The Visions & Voices of Children’s Book Illustrators. Running now through May 20th, this cross-genre, cross-cultural collection features over 100 pieces from 13 contemporary children’s book illustrators, showcasing original illustrations, books, drawings, computer generated images, sketchbooks, and videos. And it’s not all look but no touch; hands on activities are available throughout the gallery, a mini-library allows for relaxing with a story, and kids and adults can create books, collages, and drawings with provided materials. The gallery is open from 9am-5pm on weekdays and 1-5pm on weekends. Admission is free.
In addition to the gallery, the center offers an impressive roster of art classes for kids, teens, and adults (including special programming for April vacation week), weekly story times, and art party hosting services.
The New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville; Tel: 617-964-3424