Books bring out creativity at AMoA

PHOTO BY DENISHA KRANTHOVEN | The Ranger Artwork by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart was displayed at the Amarillo Museum of Art pop-up book exhibition Saturday.

An exhibition of pop- up books and the concept behind them

was the attraction Saturday at the Amarillo Museum of Art on the Washington Street Campus.

Deana Craighead, AMoA director of public programs, said it’s a great opportunity to bring families together and learn something new.

“We want to give people, families especially, an opportunity to come explore the artwork to learn more about pop-ups and how pop-ups are made and to get an opportunity to make some pop-ups,” Craighead said.

The exhibition presents the artwork of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, internationally known authors in the world of pop-up books.

Kelly Murphy, a veterans’ representative in the Amarillo College registrar’s office, brought her children to learn about pop-up books.

One of her daughters, Brylie Scott, 4, worked on her own pop-up book and said she will continue making these kinds of books in the future.

Janet Garner said she decided to come to the exhibition because she supports such events.

“Art is life,” she said. ”It’s around you all the time.”

Garner has donated money to the museum to show her support of keeping art alive.

Murphy said it’s important to learn about art.

“Art is a hands-on skill,” she said. “It teaches you life lessons.”

Aveena Schoen, 6, also started her own pop-up book and participated in a drawing contest. She won first place with her drawing of “Patrick” from Spongebob Squarepants.

She said her favorite part was during story time when reading the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Parents who attended agreed that events such as this one spark the interest of children and help them with their creative side.

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