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Tomie de Paola Reflects On Art And Life "Then"

Writer and artist Tomie de Paola is perhaps best known for his books about the "grandma witch" Strega Nona and her magic pasta pot.

The inspiration for this character came to de Paola in an unusual place: a faculty meeting at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire.

Colby-Sawyer College is hosting a new exhibition called “Tomie de Paola: Then,” looking at de Paola’s art from the 1940’s all through the mid 1970’s, when he taught at the college.

Next fall Colby-Sawyer will host a second exhibit, called “Now,” which will feature de Paola’s work from 1975 to the present.

Tomie dePaola talks with Brady Carlson about the exhibition.

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