“Favorite Children’s Books Reimagined: What Do You See?”

JOPLIN, Mo. – A local artist puts a spin on some popular children’s books.

You can check out the “Favorite Children’s Books Reimagined: What Do You See?” exhibit at the Joplin Public Library.

Lori Marble, the now-adult child of a librarian, remembers books that shaped her childhood. She asked librarians at the Joplin Public and Post Art Libraries about their favorites. Then, she painted them in an abstract, mixed-media style.

According to Post Art Library Executive Director Jill Sullivan, Marble paints in an ambidextrous fashion, laying down large swatches of bold color using a palette knife in her left hand, while incorporating bold brush strokes and subtle details with her right. “The display is purposely hung at a child’s eye-view and will prompt each viewer to ask ‘What do you see?'”

Inside the Joplin Public Library, you can find the exhibit in The Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation Gallery. It’s free and open to the public.