Saturday, August 24, 2013
Arlo's Artrageous Adventure Party
With a large crowd in attendance at the Red Balloon Bookshop, David LaRochelle celebrated the release of the first book he both wrote and illustrated. Arlo's Artrageous Adventure was a huge hit with the adults and children who listened as David described how much he enjoyed looking at artwork at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, how much joy he experienced in creating the flaps and artwork for the book, and how much frustration he experienced measuring the pages and flaps to make everything fit. Everyone really loved his animated slide show that showed how art affects each person differently, all observed through an open-minded boy named Arlo. The book is ingenious!
Guests could also have their photos taken with famous works of art, enjoy fruit from a still life created by David, and create their own lift-the-flap artwork. My favorite photo of the day was this one of my friend Mona Lucy and David.