Michael's illustrations for "The Little River" published by Two Ponds Press are part of the 25th Annual Children's Illustrators Exhibit at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton through January 15, 2015. Quoting "Also on view will be illustrations from a previously unpublished manuscript by Margaret Wise Brown. Michael Kuch was chosen to design and illustrate this unpublished manuscript by Margaret Wise Brown, author of Good Night Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and many other classics. Kuch created richly textured imagery following the collage tradition of Eric Carle, Leo Leoni, & Ezra Jack Keats. R. Michelson Galleries is honored to present the first exhibit of these important images."
Quoting the Smith College website: "The Mortimer Rare Book Room sponsors an annual McGrath Lecture in contemporary book arts, named for Harold P. McGrath (1922-2000), master printer. McGrath was a vital and beloved part of the local book arts community, printing for Leonard Baskin (Gehenna Press), Barry Moser (Pennyroyal Press), and Alan Robinson (Press of the Sea Turtle). McGrath mentored and befriended dozens of aspiring printers, artists, bookbinders, and other practitioners of the book arts. A festschrift book, HPM, was published in 1991 to honor the 50th anniversary of McGrath’s life as a printer. On the occasion of Michael Kuch’s McGrath Lecture, Twenty Years of the Double Elephant Press: Harnessing Influence & Ignorance, a modest exhibition of books from the Double Elephant Press is on view outside the Mortimer Rare Book Room through December 15, 2014."