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Paul Goble’s illustrations for Iktomi story are on exhibit

5/4/2009
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BROOKINGS, S.D. — The South Dakota Art Museum is currently displaying illustrations from “Iktomi and the Boulder,” by award-winning children’s author and illustrator Paul Goble, through September 27.
The artist gifted the museum with a permanent collection of his illustrations, which are displayed on a rotating basis. His books are sold in the Museum Gift Shop.
“Iktomi and the Boulder” chronicles the activities of the Indian trickster known for creating mischief.
Publisher’s Weekly says Goble’s story of the legendary mischief-maker elicits laughter along with notable lessons.
Goble, originally from England, moved to the Black Hills in 1977 where he became fascinated by Native American legends. Many of his books retell ancient stories from Lakota culture. The author and artist has received numerous honors for his books, including the prestigious Caldecott Medal for “The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.”
“I have seen and learned many wonderful things from Indian people which most people would never have the opportunity to experience,” Goble said. “I simply wanted to express and share these things which I love so much.”
In addition to receiving the Caldecott Medal, Goble has earned praise from the American Library Association, the National Council of Social Studies, the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council. He has received the Library of Congress’ Children’s Book of the Year award, and his books have been featured on the popular children’s show Reading Rainbow.
The South Dakota Art Museum is located at the junction of Medary Ave. and Harvey Dunn St. Normal museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun. noon to 4 p.m. For additional information, call toll free (866) 805-7590 or visit www.southdakotaartmuseum.com.
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