We are having a 25 year retrospective exhibition at the Housatonic Community College!  It’s a very special show because it also features four generations of oil painters in my family: my grandmother, mother, myself and my daughter, Elizabeth.
Innocence of Vision
A 25 year retrospective of Kathy Jakobsen, American folk artist, author, and illustrator.  View Exhibit Gallery

September 6 – November 9, 2001

SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, September 29, 1-2 p.m.
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND . . . stories and slide show by Nora Guthrie and Kathy Jakobsen

Monday, October 8, 12:30 p.m.
LECTURE: PICTURE-BOOKS: READING BOOKS, READING WORDS
Dr. Ruth Macdonald, Academic Dean Housatonic Community College, specialist in children’s literature
 
Kathy Jakobsen: An Artist of the People
By Dr. Ruth MacDonald

Any reader of Kathy Jakobsen’s books can see that the pictures are the most important part of her work; the words and stories are second, except when she is the illustrator of someone else’s words, as she is in the Johnny Appleseed andThis Land is Your Land volumes. She joins a distinguished crowd of successful children’s picture-book writers in starting with the illustrations: Maurice Sendak’s early career as a window dresser and illustrator of other people’s […]