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Silhouette Artist, Clay Rice at Villa Villekulla Toy Store

Date: August 22, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Venue: Villa Villekulla Neighborhood Toy Store

Address: 5 S. 2nd St. Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Age Range: Children

Clay Rice is described by author Pat Conroy as a “great talent who combines soul and passion”. Silhouette artistry and storytelling have been in his family for more than 80 years. His grandfather, Carew Rice, was described by Poet Carl Sandburg as “America’s Greatest Silhouettist” and traveled worldwide, sharing his mesmerizing cutouts with delighted customers. Each profile silhouette takes Clay about 1 minute and he estimates that in his 32 year career, he has cut over 900,000 silhouettes. Clay’s nationwide following has families flocking to have this talented artist create keepsake silhouettes and to have him sign copies of his award-winning children’s book, The Lonely Shadow. His work has been featured in Country Living, the Washington Times, The Atlanta Constitution, Cookie Magazine, and has appeared in the CBS series Army Wives. Clay is the recipient of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and the IPPY Award for Children’s Book of the Year. Clay’s landscape scenes and children’s illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide and his work is on permanent display at the South Carolina State Museum. Spaces are very limited. Due to Mr. Rice's popularity, spaces will fill up fast - you must make a reservation in advance for each child.
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