Thursday, October 28, 2010
Ocean Commotion: Life on the Reef by Janeen Maxon
You are invited to a publishing party...
The Elliott Museum
825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, Florida 34996
Friday, November 19, 2010, 5 to 7pm
RSVP: Lisa Newman (772) 225-2962 x 107
The aquatic adventure begins? Please join Janeen Mason for the November *** publishing party for Ocean Commotion Life on the Feef (Pelican Publishing, 2010). It is written and illustrated by Stuart local, Janeen Mason. The fun takes place at the elliott Museum where Mason will autograph copies of her new book.
Through rolling waves and a swirling light show, a brave hermit crab crosses a brilliant living reef as she tackles the ocean's obstacles on a quet to find a shell that fits. During her mission, she encounters such aquatic creatures as conch shells and shimmering jellyfish. Children, parents, and teachers alike will enjoy the colorful journey. An illustrated glossary includes information about the marine life featured in the story and an author's note explains the effects of pollution and climate change on the ocean.
Janeen Mason has created a niche for her brillantly colored marine life artwork that includes distribution at the Audubon Acquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, Louisiana, Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey California, Nort Carolina Acquariums, Virginia Marine Science Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Florida Acquarium in Tampa, Florida, the John J. Shedd Acquarium in Chicago, Illinois, and the National zoo in Washington, D. C. Her work is printed on puzzles, note cards, and fine art prints. A solo exhibition of her original picture book illustrations is traveling through Florida Museums.
About the Author
Janeen Mason is active in Arts and Culture in her community and in the state. She is the Secretary of the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. She's a member of the Children's Book Council, PictureBookArtists.org and she chaired the Public art Advisory Board in Martin County. She's the former Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of childrern's Book Writers and Illustrators in Florida. She serves as a member of the Board of Director of the Friends of the Blake Library. She received a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, the Ben Franclin Award, the Moonbeam Children's Book Award, the U.S. National Maritime Literature Award, the iParenting Award, andthe Mom's Choice Award. Ms. Mason writes and illustrates from her home studio near the ocean that she loves in Stuart, Florida.