Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Eloise Martin Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building
Reception and book signing will follow the lecture
Bryan Collier is a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient for Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr. (2001), Rosa (2005), Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave (2010), and Trombone Shorty (2015), as well as many other awards including six Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards. Known for his unique style of combining watercolor and detailed collage, Collier’s work is instantly recognizable and visually stunning. Collier has said that one of the biggest reasons for wanting to become a part of children’s books was because of an experience he had at a bookstore in 1995 where he noticed that none of the books he looked, sounded, or felt like him or his children. Collier’s newest titles set to be released this year are By and By: Charles Albert Tindley, The Father of Gospel Music (January 2020), and All Because You Matter (October 2020).
Registration for the Butler Lecture with Bryan Collier has closed. Contact the Butler Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist for the event.
If you would like to learn more about this brilliant illustrator and his work before the lecture, please feel free to follow the links provided below:
School Library Journal: The Power of Pictures: A Visit With Bryan Collier
Behind the Scenes of Between the Lines
Book Chat with the Illustrator: Bryan Collier on Hey Black Child
Kennedy Center: A Conversation with Illustrator Bryan Collier start video at 0:32 second mark to skip the intro music.
Reading Rockets: A video with Bryan Collier, Process for “Rosa”
Library of Congress: Bryan Collier, 2014 National Book Festival start video at 2:55 minute mark to skip opening introductions
Iowa Public Library: Visiting Author 2018: Bryan Collier start video at 0:10 second mark to skip intro music