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Meet Award-Winning Artist Ekua Holmes

The Blue Bunny is thrilled to host artist and illustrator Ekua Holmes for conversation and a book signing on Saturday, April 8th at 2 p.m. Holmes will be celebrating the publication of her new collaboration with Newbery-winning author Kwame Alexander, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets.

Holmes was awarded a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in her previous published book, Voice of Freedom, Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement in 2016. That book also garnered a Robert F. Sibert Honor, the Flora Stieglitz Strauss Award from Bank Street College and is a Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book. In addition, for her Voice of Freedom illustrations, Holmes won the Society of Illustrators Original Art Silver medal and the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe award for New Talent.

Holmes serves as Assistant Director of MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships, and manages sparc! the ArtMobile, the institution’s vehicle for community outreach pursuing a mission of “igniting art and design in the neighborhood!”