Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Gallery One is hosting a FREE fun and educational Friday evening for the entire family on January 30, and YOU’RE invited! Come and learn more about butterflies, books and beautiful art.

We have invited children’s book author Mary Lee Corlett and illustrator Sophie Cayless to autograph copies of their new book, Belle’s Wild Ride: The Artful Adventure of a Butterfly and a Cabbie on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. We will display illustrations from their colorful story, and they will give presentations teaching how to draw and make origami butterflies. (What better way to get ready for spring?)

Belle’s Wild Ride is a hardcover book for kids ages 8-12 years, loaded with information that art lovers of ALL ages will find interesting. It is the story of Belle, a red admiral butterfly who has lived in a 300 year-old painting at the National Gallery of Art. Her grandmother resides in another painting at The Cleveland Museum of Art, so Belle hatches a plan to visit her. An artful adventure ensues, taking Belle and the reader to various masterpieces throughout the collection.

Author Mary Lee Corlett is an art historian and research associate at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (AND former Gallery One employee). She has written about many contemporary American artists and began writing children’s literature following the birth of her daughter. Her first children's book, Belle: The Amazing, Astonishingly Magical Journey of An Artfully Painted Lady, based on the National Gallery's art collection, was published in 2011.

Sophie Cayless, a freelance illustrator, earned her degree in illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve University. In addition to teaching drawing and painting, she illustrated the books Beaver Tales and Sophie’s Stuff and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.

Make plans to bring your entire family and friends and join us! We’re located at 7003 Center Street (between Rtes. 2 and 90). We are wheel chair accessible with loads of free parking. For more information about this or other events, call us at 800.621.1141 or 440.255.1200. See you January 30th!