Ashley Bryan and Salley Mavor Exhibition Opening Day
Saturday, September 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Two concurrent exhibitions: “Ashley Bryan: The Spirit of Joy” brings the unbridled creativity of award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Ashley Bryan’s home to life through a selection of toys, objects, puppets, paintings and photography. “The Wee Worlds of Salley Mavor” is a unique opportunity to experience the exceptional detail and 3-dimensional quality of Salley Mavor’s bas-relief embroideries, featured as illustrations in many children’s books.

Saturday, September 30 Events

Wee Read
10:30 a.m.
Wilson Museum Galleries
Register by emailing Erin Kaufman at
Monthly story time for preschoolers featuring books by Ashley Bryan and Salley Mavor

September 30
October 5
November 2
December 7
January 4 (finale featuring Taconic Music with Kathy Penge)

Joyful Remembrances
1–2 p.m.
Wilson Museum Hunter Gallery
Register HERE
Four panelists will share their joyful remembrances of Ashley Bryan drawn from their relationships, both personal and professional, with him.

  • Nichols B. Clark, founding director of The Ashley Bryan Center and founding director and chief curator emeritus of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
  • Parrish Dobson, photographer and educator
  • Jennifer R. Gross, independent curator and writer
  • Ashley J. Swepson, nephew of Ashley Bryan

Public Opening Reception
2–4 p.m.
Wilson Museum Lobby
No registration required
All are welcome to join in celebrating the opening of the exhibitions. Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be served.

Salley Mavor Artist Talk
3 p.m.
Wilson Museum Hunter Gallery
No registration required
Salley Mavor will give a short presentation in the gallery about her 3-dimensional hand-stitched artwork.


Ashley Bryan, Illustration for The Story of the Three Kingdoms by Walter Dean Myers (HarperCollins). Collection of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Gift of the artist. © 1995 Ashley Bryan.

Salley Mavor, A Wee Gathering, Assorted fabrics, beads, found objects, wire, thread and yarn

September 30 at 10:30 am
10:30 am — 4:00 pm (5h 30′)

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