THE GATHERING (COMMISSIONED BY THE MAINE ARTS COMMISSION)
The image depicted is a fantasy, with various characters painted in the “Spirit” of some of those found in the book illustrations, in order for them to be recognized by the young reader. However, they are not duplicates of the originals. The ten individuals highlighted are, from left to right: Dahlov Ipcar, Robert McCloskey, Barbara Cooney, E.B. White, Margaret Wise Brown, Chris VanDusen, Melissa Sweet, N.C. Wyeth, Ashley Bryan, and Kevin Hawkes. Commissioned by Woolwich Central School and the Citizens of Maine under the Maine Percent for Art Act administered by the Maine Arts Commission.