Andrew Spahr and his daughter, Juliana, or J, recently visited Tomie. First, Tomie toured "Tomie dePaola: Then" at Colby-Sawyer College with Andrew and J. It was particularly interesting for Tomie to talk about the exhibit with Andrew and J because of their art history background. They could see the influences of Tomie's early artwork.
They next came to Tomie's studio.
Andrew Spahr is Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Currier had bought two panels of original artwork from TOMIE DEPAOLA'S MOTHER GOOSE STORY STREAMERS several months ago.
Tomie decided to give the Currier the original artwork for the remaining three sets of panels, and pocket folder jacket, so that the Currier would have all of the artwork for the STORY STREAMERS. Andrew and J came to the studio to pick up Tomie's donation of artwork.