TWO VENUES SHOWCASE THE WORK OF A RENOWNED CHILDREN’S BOOK ARTIST.

More than 80 of the collages that endeared us to the works of author/illustrator Eric Carle will hang on the walls of the High Museum of Art in a new exhibit.

More than 80 of the collages that endeared us to the works of author/illustrator Eric Carle will hang on the walls of the High Museum of Art in a new exhibit.

Raise your hand if you haven’t read The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Yeah, we didn’t think so. The beloved tale is one of the 20 best-selling children’s books of all time (a copy is reportedly sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds!), thanks in large part to the fanciful and colorful illustrations that fill its pages. The designs are the work of author Eric Carle, whose signature layered collages grace the more than 70 books he wrote during his 50-year career. Now fans of his art, both young and old, can get an up-close look at a collection of his handcrafted creations at a retrospective titled “I See a Story,” opening at the High Museum of Art on April 2. The High is the only venue for this exhibit, which is running in conjunction with the world premiere of the play Pancakes, Pancakes!, based on the Carle book of the same name, at the Alliance Theatre starting June 1. Tickets range in price from free for children younger than 5 years old to $19.50 for the exhibit, and $15 for the play for adults. – JB

The play based on Eric Carle's classic kids' book Pancakes, Pancakes! explores the joy of cooking.

The play based on Eric Carle’s classic kids’ book Pancakes, Pancakes! explores the joy of cooking.

PANCAKES, PANCAKES!

June 1-July 3, 2016
Free-$15
Alliance Theatre
1280 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta 30309
404.733.4650
alliancetheatre.org

 

 

I SEE A STORY: THE ART OF ERIC CARLE

April 2, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017
Free-$19.50
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta 30309
404.733.4444
high.org