Tanya Zabinski, "Peace, Love, Action!"
Tanya Zabinski, Peace, Love, Action!
Tuesday, October 22, 7pm
An invitation to young readers to roll up their sleeves, get inspired, and take action to build a sustainable, just, and loving world.
Peace, Love, Action! is an illustrated, illuminated A-Z of everyday actions that directly make a peaceful, fun, and vibrant world. With original artworks bringing each action to life, “make friends,” “go local,” “cooperate,” “forgive” –seemingly small deeds can really add up! Illustrated by Tanya Zabinski in her characteristic earthy style, each action comes with an inspirational mini-bio of a real hero who exemplifies that action, from Thich Nhat Hanh (“breathe”) to Wangari Maathai (“plant”), and follows with a set of “What You Can Do” prompts. With a foreword by singer-songwriter and activist legend, Ani DiFranco.
Tanya Zabinski views life as the ultimate artwork and aspires to live an artful, heartful, and mindful life. She is a recipient of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Tomie dePaola Award. She studied art, design, music, and philosophy at Buffalo State College, Parsons School of Design and Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. Tanya uses a self-invented reduction process with silkscreen printing, and combines strong composition and flat color to create bold, graphic, eye-catching images. A true community artist, Tanya and her husband, Joe DiPasquale, cofounded the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts in Buffalo, NY. For 25 years they have run Planet Love, their own art-based business, exhibiting at more than 20 outdoor art and music festivals per year. Instantly recognizable to those who know and love her art, Zabinski's prints reach a wide audience through printing on the accessible media of T-shirts, banners and paper. She is a life-long yoga and meditation practitioner, bicyclist, camper, hiker and because she lives in the very snowy hills south of Buffalo, NY, a cross-country skier.