Floral Frolic with Cari Corene & Amanda Coronado

On exhibit: January 30 – March 19, 2016

This exhibition features the original art of Cari and Amanda’s new children’s book “Floral Frolic” – about Queenie and Dawnsing, two fox friends who pick flowers together in a rainbow watercolor meadow! In addition to the artwork, Floral Frolic books and merchandise will be available.

• Photos of artwork & gallery setup on Flickr
New Times Article

Floral Frolic is a new young readers book, created and self-published by real life BFFs Cari Corene and Amanda Coronado. These two adorable, bubbly ladies have brought us a breathtaking, watercolor world. Two adorable baby foxes, Dawnsing and Queenie (also BFFs), engage in a friendly flower picking competition and MAYBE learn to work together in the end.

Amanda and Cari began this collaborative project with the hope of inspiring young readers to write their own words and draw their own pictures. After working for many years in the comic book industry, they wanted to create a world all their own featuring original, adorable characters and a heartwarming, adventurous story that reminded them of the passion they felt as children when discovering new worlds through early reading.

The creation of each and every page of this delicate and vibrantly illustrated books was a true collaboration between best friends. In the early stages, they both worked on the writing and layouts. Amanda did the final drawings in pencil and Cari has lovingly rendered them in bright, vivid watercolors. These two young ladies have truly created something magical. Their enthusiasm for art and literacy, plus their obvious talent make them unique!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet them and enjoy the original artwork in-person! Bear and Bird Gallery will have books for sale, along with Floral Frolic merchandise and of course the beautiful original Floral Frolic watercolor artwork for sale!

A Lovely Afternoon Opening Reception, Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 3-5pm

  • Book reading and Q&A with the author and illustrator team of Floral Frolic at 3pm
  • Coloring Pages & Kid’s Art Gallery Wall
  • Make your own flower craft!
  • Children’s vintage record listening party!
  • Balloons and Snacks for everyone!