Rilla Alexander posed with a giant 5′ tall “bear chair” made from her illustrations.

She’s turned the entire gallery into the porch from her book, complete with the bear, bird and more. Come sit in the bear yourself and see her wonderful character illustrations on the wall through May 20, 2018.


A bear sat on our porch and won’t go away!

Immerse yourself in the world of artist Rilla Alexander with an exhibition that brings to life the characters of her new picture book A Bear Sat On My Porch Today.

Created in collaboration with author Jane Yolen, it is a book for all ages about reluctant hospitality and generous inclusivity.

Join us for a reception with Rilla on Saturday April 21 from 1pm-3pm and a reading at 2pm.

The show is open daily, free and open to the public from April 21 until May 20.