|Gunnella Meets a US Book Tour|
|July, 23, 2007
Þjóðmenningarhúsið / The Culture House,
Hverfisgata 15, Reykjavík.
The three people who make these Icelandic books spoke,
|Bruce, then Gunnella, and then Sigurður, spoke
to the children's book audience
on the morning of July 23, 2007.
|Gunnella charmed the audience with her
candid and eloquent comments about her painting.
She piqued their interest and answered questions
from the participants who were already in awe of her art,
and subsequently her.
Among the many topics she mentioned,
Gunnella told of her roots, and
how her grandmother and her childhood visits to her
grandmother's home in the north of Iceland,
in Siglufjörður, influence what she paints today.
"I paint from my memories."
|Bruce and Gunnella signed books for the US scholars and teachers.|
|Left to right,
Lutisia "Tish" Merrick, US book tour participant,
Gunnella, painter, Bruce McMillan, author, and
Terri Golden, US book tour participant
After lunch they listened to
three other Icelandic children's
authors and illustrators speak.
|Page text by Bruce McMillan
Photos by various participants and Dr. Ernie Bond