Travale loved to read as a child and says that classic Golden Books showcased some of the greatest illustrators to have ever picked up a paintbrush: "There are so many artists now that are inspired by those books."

Some of the works in the show are tongue-in-cheek, like Kristin Tercek's Mister Dog — a take on the Golden Book Mister Dog: The Dog Who Belonged to Himself — which depicts the titular scruffy brown pup with his signature straw hat, red bow tie, and wooden tobacco pipe, though Tercek's version of the pup looks more innocent and less grizzled than the original. Husband-and-wife team Little Friends of Printmaking was inspired by the original, traditional multicolored drawings of Pierre Bear and turned out a blocky, two-tone screenprint of the bear, smoking a pipe, surrounded by classic Americana sporting equipment, including a shotgun. A small strip at the bottom of the image is a nod to the golden spines of the original books.

Price points for the works in the show range from $30 to $1,200, and both Magnetta-Ottati and Kenney will be present at the Friday opening to answer any questions about the works. Kenney will also host a "Yummy" meet and greet on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. The mini-event will focus on her Kidrobot line of fruit-inspired designer toys.

Rumpelstiltskin: Spinning straw into gold.
Rosemary Travale
Rumpelstiltskin: Spinning straw into gold.

Location Info


Bear and Bird Boutique and Gallery

4566 N. University Drive
Lauderhill, FL 33351

Category: Art Galleries

Region: Sunrise/Plantation


"The Little Golden Years", through August 10. Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery, 4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, inside/upstairs at Tate's Comics. Call 954-748-0181.

"I do plan to bring some sort of small gift to give out to [attendees], probably packs of one-inch buttons that I am making," Kenney says."Every meet and greet is like a fun party, and I never want my guests to leave empty-handed."

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