Katy Bratun is a Salem resident who happens to be a children's books artist-- for 30 books according to her website, which is linked right here: http://katybratun.com/
From now through May 13 the Kensington-Stobart Gallery will feature a display of her work, right here in the hotel. In addition to being able to buy her artwork, you can also pick up copies of many of her books, and I learned that you will be given a book when you purchase a piece of her art. How fun is that?!!
|Katy Bratun at the Kensington Stobart Gallery, Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA|
|Come in to the Gallery and you can draw something too.|
|The process as explained by Katy|
|Katy also is in the process of making this papier mache bear. Too cute!|
In addition to a normal gallery display, Katy, along with K-S Gallery owner Sandy Heaphy, have plans for a number of hands-on activities. Here is the plan:
One more cool thing -- Katy also has created a line of cool coffee mugs and many other things, all with her artwork on them. You can see them, and better yet, buy them at Katy Bratun Coffee Mugs and Such
I hope to see you here, or there.