Sputnikfest 2014


Rahr-West Art Museum - click HERE for more info!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Maurice Sendak died yesterday in Danbury, Connecticut from complications of a stroke.  The New York Times called him "the most important children's book artist of the 20th Century."  I have always had a soft spot for children's books and enjoyed reading them to my kids when they were little.  Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" is one of the books that I read aloud to them so many times that to this day I can recite most of it by heart.  On reaching the last page I was nearly always called upon to do an encore performance: "Read it again, Daddy!"  The story is relatively simple, but the illustrations are captivating and the themes in the story go much deeper than what is seen on the surface.  Putting on a "wolf suit" and rebelling against your parents, striking out on your own to experience the Great Adventure of life - and the inevitable longing for what one has left behind.  What does this have to do with Sputnikfest?  Not much, maybe.  But the same kid in me that is drawn to children's books also enjoys the spectacle of an event like Sputnikfest.  Come join us in Manitowoc this September 8 and bring your wolf suit.  We'll make mischief of one kind and another.  "Let the Wild Rumpus Start!"  Planet Terry

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