Join the Arts Council of Princeton for In Conversation with author-illustrators Barbara DiLorenzo and Rashad Malik Davis moderated by  Timothy M. Andrews, arts collector and major supporter of the ACP’s Artist-in-Residence program, on Tuesday, September 22 from 7 t0 8:30 p.m.

This curated series of discussions is designed to celebrate and connect those who make art and those who love art. Visit to link into the free conversation via Zoom. 

Barbara DiLorenzo graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration and studied painting at the Arts Students League of New York. She is the author-illustrator of Renato and the Lion (Viking/Penguin Random House), which was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection, and Quincy (Little Bee), a Crystal Kite Award finalist. When she isn’t working on books, Barbara teaches at the Arts Council of Princeton and the New York Institute of Art + Design. She is a member of the Society of Illustrators and the co-president of the Children’s Book Illustrators Group of New York (CBIG). Barbara is represented by Rachel Orr of the Prospect Agency. Barbara lives with her family in central New Jersey. You can find her online at

Rashad Malik Davis is an award-winning author, illustrator, character designer, and educator from Lawrenceville, NJ.  His work focuses on diversity and inclusion, fantasy, empathy, and emotional literacy for children and adults alike. He graduated from Tufts University in 2013 with degrees in Anthropology and Chinese Language & Culture, and then went on to pursue his dreams with a Master’s degree in Animation from the Savannah College of Art & Design. In 2017, Chapter 1 of his Carefree Like Me series won the Best Indie Book Award in the Children’s category.  Chapter 2 of the same series won the 2019 Best Indie Illustration Award as well. He is currently at work on a graphic novel for young adults. Learn more by visiting Rashad’s website:

The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, fulfills its mission of Building Community through the Arts by presenting a wide range of programs including community arts outreach, exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region. For more information, visit

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