The Arne Nixon Center’s exhibition “Golden Threads: Journey through the Picture Book” continues through May, but opening week activities end today.

The dual exhibition consists of original illustrations from the Little Golden Book series and original illustrations by fabric relief artist and author Salley Mavor.

The final two workshops for students will be held today, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library Ellipse Gallery (second floor, north wing).

More than 450 K-3 students from local schools visited the exhibit this week. The students participated in related art activities led by Professor Dr. Paulette Fleming and Fresno State art education students and received a Little Golden Book to take home with them.

A reception for Salley Mavor will be held tonight, 6:00 p.m. in the Madden Library, room 2206. Mavor will show a slide presentation and discuss the inspirations for her artwork.

Mavor is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She illustrated many children’s books using her unique blend of materials and sewing techniques. Twenty-five original illustrations from her award-winning book “Pocketful of Posies” will be on display in the Pete P. Peters Ellipse Balcony (third floor, north wing). Additional pieces of her textile art will also be presented.

The exhibition will continue until May 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday; Saturday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. – 5:00p.m. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be closed along with the Henry Madden Library on March 23 – 24, March 30 – April 1 and May 18 – 19.

For more information, contact Jennifer Crow at 559.278.8116 or

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