September 22 @ 2:00 pm
KIDS: Silvia Lopez
Discover the beauty of Handimals: hands modeled and painted into animals paired with facts and photos of the corresponding animals in nature.
With a gift for fine art and a lifelong love of nature, Guido paints magnificent animal subjects on an unconventional canvas―human hands. This awe–inspiring collection showcases sixteen creatures ranging from polar bears to alpacas to Komodo dragons and provides factual information about the various species.
Silvia Lopez brings her sharp eye to these important animals with insightful facts to raise awareness and appreciation for Earth’s precious wildlife. A perfect choice for artists and environmentalists of all ages.
About the Authors:
Silvia Lopez holds both a BA in English and a Specialist degree in Educational Technology, as well as a Masters in Library Science. She served for four years on the Sunshine State Young Readers Award selection committee. Silvia is a National Board Certified teacher and has been a children’s librarian in Miami-Dade County Public Schools for over two decades. Her first picture book, Just Right Family: An Adoption Story, which was launched at Books and Books in 2018, won the Florida Book Award. Her first picture book, Just Right Family: An Adoption Story, which was launched at Books and Books in 2018, won the Florida Book Award.
Guido Daniele is an internationally acclaimed artist who pioneered a body painting technique, which he calls Handimals or Manimali in his native Italian. Daniele is also an environmentalist and the recipient of Animal Planet’s Hero of the Year Award. Guido lives and works in Italy.