Crowell Gallery features ‘Barnabus Project’ in April
The cover of “The Barnabus Project.”

Crowell Gallery features ‘Barnabus Project’ in April

NEWFANE — In celebration of Children's Month, the Crowell Gallery presents “The Barnabus Project Redux” during April. A reception is planned for Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to noon.

NewBrook Elementary students will exhibit their “diverse, winsome and sincere portrayals of the misfit animals in the well-known children's book The Barnabus Project,” organizers write. Additionally, pre-K paintings and compilations of other work completed this year will be on display.

Each year, thousands of K–4 Vermont schoolchildren read the 10 picture books nominated for the Red Clover Book Award and vote for their favorite. The most popular contemporary book, chosen by students, wins the award.

Red Clover Award-winner The Barnabus Project is a picture book from international bestsellers, The Fan Brothers. “In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure,” according to a news release.

Crowell Art Gallery is located inside Moore Free Library, 23 West St., and is open during the library's operating hours - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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