When: Sat., Nov. 19 2011
Local artist and author Suzanne McGinness comes to Hudson today for an 11 a.m. reading of her debut kids' book, My Bear Griz. McGinness, a Shaker Heights resident, received her B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a major in illustration before heading off to England to study at the Cambridge School of Art. Her chops are put to good use in Griz, a painterly picture book designed for reading aloud to wee ones ages 2 to 6. Her full-page watercolor-and-pen illustrations add charm and humor to a sweet, succinct story of a little boy whose bestest bud may — or may not — be a grizzly bear. Besides the reading, McGinness will show her young fans how she drew Griz and encourage them to draw their own teddies or special friends; art supplies will be provided. The event is free, but registration is requested at the number below; plus, bring a donation of cat or dog treats for the local animal shelter. — Cicora 204 North Main St., Hudson, 330-653-2252, learnedowl.com.