HAF’s October 15th NYC art exhibit, sale, and silent auction will feature five different signed and matted prints from The Butter Man book, by the illustrator Julie Klear Essakalli.
Inspired by the beauty and rawness of many Atlas Mountain trips, Julie based her illustrations on a remote Berber village she discovered in 2004. Zig Zaoun is a perfectly nestled, magical, untouched farming village, dating back to several centuries with an elevation of around 2,000 meters. This picturesque village provided for the perfect backdrop for Ali’s surroundings in the story.
Julie – born in Germany, raised in the USA, resident of Marrakech, Morocco – is a studio artist, art teacher, children’s book illustrator, mother of two, and the co-founder & creative director of the award-winning company, Zid Zid Kids.
The authors of The Butter Man, Elizabeth Letts Alalou and Ali Alalou, will be signing copies of thiis children’s book at the event.
Check back soon for featured artists Hamid Kachmar and Dennie Kirtley.