Central Library of Cantabria
Santander, March 8th – April 3rd, 2017
Beatrix, I Hall of Illustrators is born with the purpose of covering the phenomenon that characterises the world of visual communication, the importance of illustration in each of its forms. This graphic component finds its origin in a large tradition of decorating and documenting book’s text using images. Nowadays it has been strongly attached to advertising and industrial production.
The hall, curated by Carmen Lascurain, pays tribute to the illustrator and children’s story writer Beatrix Potter (England, 1866 – 1943), an innovator in the discipline who has served as great inspiration to several generations of female creators.
The main exhibition includes works drawn with pencil, watercolors, Indian ink, nib pen, oil painting, digital, and practically every other artistic technique, bringing together the work of 14 Cantabrian illustrators: Ana Muñiz, Celia Andrés Rumayor, Fría Aguilar, Isabel de la Sierra, Laura Sua Campo, Laura Tejedor Bonhome, Lucía Espada, Mar Ortiz, Marina Casaos, Mo Gutiérrez Serna, Paula Vallar Gárate, Rebeca Pascua, Sara Morante and Sonia Piñeiro. Also taking part are students from the Art School Nº1 of Puente San Miguel: Beatriz Cea Díaz, Elena Ibáñez, Natalia Barquín Urbistondo and Sara Domínguez.
A schedule of workshops with Pati Argumosa and Mo Gutierrez Serna completes the program.