Travis Collinson and The Illuminated Library
Untitled (Marcy in Blue Jacket) & Blue Chair, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 20 inches each


The Illuminated Library

San Francisco State University
September 21 - October 17, 2013
Reception: September 21, 1-3pm 

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Participating artist include: Kim Anno, Tauba Auerbach, Enrique Chagoya, Travis Collinson, Brian Dettmer, Jason J�gel, Jess, Nina Katchadourian, Judith Lowry, Catherine Opie, Matthew Picton and Clare Rojas.  


"Artists and books have a long-standing relationship, from the earliest 'illuminations' -- exquisite drawings that decorated the margins of early European texts -- through books made by artists, and works that show the collaboration between authors and visual artists, especially compelling in illustrated books for children. This wide-ranging exhibit presents both contemporary and historic explorations of the book form, and the relationship of text and image, including rare illustrated manuscripts borrowed from the Sutro Library and the Special Collections of SF State's J. Paul Leonard Library."  - Sharon Bliss, Exhibition Curator.




A Children's Book About Being Afraid

by Travis Collinson


Travis Collinson, Things Are Scary, cover  

Every so often, we all feel small. Once in awhile, we are hardly seen at all.


Travis Collinson, Things Are Scary, open  


Travis Collinson is an artist and art teacher currently living in San Francisco. His work is in numerous collections including the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. His teaching experiences with children have lead him to the conclusion that children are as crazy and scared as he is; hence the illustrations. This is his first children's book. 



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