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From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens

MEMPHIS, TN.- The Dixon Gallery & Gardens in Memphis presents From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick, an exhibition of original artwork by the Caldecott award-winning, New York Times best-selling children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick. This presentation at the Dixon coincides with the release of Brian Selznick’s new book, Wonderstruck, and the November 2011 release of a major motion picture, Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese and based on Selznick’s 2007 book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Combining intricately rendered drawings, historical reference, and film, Brian Selznick creates powerful imagery through the illustrative form of the children’s picture book. From Houdini to Hugo presents 100 original drawings and paintings from Selznick’s 17 books, among them: The Houdini Box, Barnyard Prayers, Walt Whitman: Words for America, The Doll People, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride, Our