The Wizards of Pop with Matthew Reinhart

Posted Jun 25th, 2014 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Community Interest, Toledo.com


In observance of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s 10th Anniversary of The Robert L. and Posy Huebner Collection, celebrated children’s book author, illustrator and paper engineer Matthew Reinhart is scheduled to make a Toledo stopover from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8 in the McMaster Center of Main Library, 325 Michigan St.

Main Library officials will feature the works of Reinhart and Robert Sabuda, three-dimensional designers who create pop-up masterpieces, in a gallery exhibition titled The Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and Reinhart, on view during Main Library regular hours of operation from July 7 through the end of August. Reinhart’s scheduled appearance and exhibition areFREE and open to the public.

Reinhart’s local presentation will be followed by a book signing, and books will be available for purchase on site from Whale of a Tale. Come and meet the award-winning paper engineer whose creations have made the New York Times Best sellers’ list.

“As a kid, I only ever owned one pop-up book. It made a huge impression on me – one that would not resurface until much later in my life,” states Reinhart on his official website www.matthewreinhart.com

His latest design work is “Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros”– a pop-up book based on the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. Reinhart worked on this book with Michael Komarck, illustrator.

Reinhart’s local stopover includes one of his Star Wars pop-ups – Darth Vader’s helmet, from his “Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy.” The exhibit also includes works from “Dinosaurs: A Pop-Up Book,” “The Jungle Book: A Pop-Up Adventure” and more!

The Wizards of Pop exhibit and Reinhart’s appearance are sponsored by the generous support of
The Library Legacy Foundation in observance of the 10th Anniversary of the Robert L. and Posy Huebner Collection. Established in 2004 through a generous bequest from the late Mr. Huebner (1922-2004) and sustained by Mrs. Huebner (1923-2014) until her very recent death.

Located in the Children’s Library, the Collection blends the late couple’s passion for art and children, and is one of the largest collections of art from children’s books housed in a public library.

The Collection comprises over 200 illustrations, many by regional and award-winning artists.

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