You are one lucky person! There is a new exhibition of artwork by Mary GrandPré, illustrator of the Harry Potter series at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Mary is actually from St. Paul, Minnesota and has been an illustrator for over 20 years. It's worth going back to your Harry Potter books and having a second look. The exhibition Mary GrandPré: Harry Potter and Beyond will be shown from November 1, 2008- February 1, 2009. Which means it's perfect for a holiday outing. Check out the virtual exhibit of some of her illustrations. Way cool!
This one is: Mary GrandPré, “Olivia Opal in Rumplestiltskin,” 2001, from Once Upon a Fairy Tale by various authors (Viking Press). Pastel on paper. On loan from Irwin Terry and Bill Campbell.