David Hyde Costello: Real Life Imaginary Friends

David Hyde Costello: Real Life Imaginary Friends

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March 7th to 30th

A show of small watercolors featuring charming and lovable animal characters from the imagination of picture book author and illustrator David Hyde Costello. These adorable paintings appeal to all ages. Come by and find a new imaginary friend!

David explains, "My hope with each painting is to give someone a reason to smile, to lighten their burden for a moment, and, with humor, to reflect back at them the best parts of human character. It’s a lot to ask of cute cartoon animals, but I believe in them – and I hope you will, too."

A reception will be held on Thursday, March 7th, during Amherst Arts Night Plus, 5-8pm. David will be sketching in the gallery on Saturday, March 16th, 1-3:30pm. Come by and ask him to sketch your imaginary friend!

A coloring zine featuring drawings by David will be for sale for the duration of the show.

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7th, 5-8pm, during Amherst Arts Night Plus.
Meet the Artist: Saturday, March 16th, 1-3:30pm - David will be sketching in the gallery.

About David Hyde Costello:
David is the author and illustrator of HERE THEY COME, I CAN HELP, LITTLE PIG JOINS THE BAND, and LITTLE PIG SAVES THE SHIP. He is the illustrator of A CROW OF HIS OWN by Megan Down Lambert. He created the cover illustration for SHELLY AND THE SECRET UNIVERSE, a book which exists only in the Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom. With a background in theater as well as visual arts, David has painted scenery for plays and motion pictures including Amistad, Spider-man (2002), The Fighter, and The Heat. In his own studio, David’s work is divided between children’s books and the design and construction of puppets. He is also a ukulele player, “self-taught through the productive use of procrastination.” David lives in Amherst.