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New Sketches from Beedle the Bard and more in Mary GrandPre Iowa Exhibition

Posted by: sue
November 09, 2008, 01:32 PM

An exhibition of works by artist Mary GrandPre has now opened at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa, and contains highlights of her work for magazine covers, posters, and notably pieces done for the US editions of the Harry Potter book series. A report has surfaced online saying this exhibit surprisingly contains new work from the upcoming Tales of Beedle the Bard, as well as work from future collector's editions of the books from Scholastic. Unfortunately no details are available as to what exactly these new pieces of art contain.  The report notes:

The show is fantastic!!! 96 items on display and 38 of them are HP. On display: 20 pencil sketches she did for Warner Brothers in '04 and '05 and various scenes from books 1-5. These alone are worth going for! They also had one color picture of the trio playing the chess game (from book 1), cover sketches for books 1, 6, 7 (not just the final cover published but covers that weren't chosen). The sketches for Book 1 had the original title (Harry Potter and the School of Magic) instead of Sorcerer's Stone. Also, there were pencil sketches for Beedle the Bard and some future Collector Editions.

The exhibition is ongoing now until February 5, with visitors under the age of 18 admitted free of charge. General admission for adults is $5 and seniors/college students with an ID is $4. Anyone attending the exhibit, please send in your reports and photos and we will gladly post. Thanks to MuggleNet.

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Kiwi Mc I

I know Prof Potter, its odd for the UK not to be the first with Potter releated books for once! Tres poo

Posted by Kiwi Mc I on November 10, 2008, 07:03 AM report to moderator
Jeff Zippe

I totally live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! Anybody who wants to come and see the exhibition should because nothing, and no one, ever comes to Iowa. I haven’t had a chance to go yet what with 16 credits of school and 30 hours a week at work, but if anybody else wants to go, get in touch with me!

Posted by Jeff Zippe on November 10, 2008, 03:26 PM report to moderator
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