The Scissor Magician- Clay Rice

November Event Preview:

The Scissor Magician, Clay Rice

Clay Rice, Silhouette Artist is coming to The Learning Tree in November!We are pleased to announce The Learning Tree will welcome internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning, silhouette artist and children’s author, Clay Rice for two days in November.

Friday, Nov. 6th at Park Place

Saturday, Nov. 7th at Corinth Square

Clay will share his award winning books in a special, musical Storytime, and be available for silhouette portrait appointments on both days.

With a few snips of Clay’s magic scissors, a silhouette becomes a timeless memory. Framed, a silhouette of your child becomes a treasured gift.

A Silhouette by Clay Rice is a Timeless Keepsake

Clay is a charming, gifted artist. We met Clay on our summer visit to South Carolina for the Astra Toy Market and have carried his books in the stores for years. He creates keepsake silhouettes, writes beautiful children’s books, tells stories, sings and plays guitar- talk about talent! We were so pleased when he found an open date for a trip to Kansas City to share his artistry.

Read more about Clay here.

Clay estimates that in his nearly 33 year career, he has cut almost one million silhouettes!

In fact, he is currently on his  “One Millionth Silhouette Tour”  anticipating cutting that millionth any day, with lots of fanfare and prizes going to the lucky subject!  This rare artform is a Rice family tradition spanning three generations and two artists.

The Stick by Clay RiceClay is the recipient of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and the IPPY Award for Children’s Book of the Year.

His latest book, The Stick, tells the story of a young boy who finds a stick on the ground. After reading the inspiring words carved into it, his life begins to change as he fulfills lifelong dreams and discovers the truth about giving.

Clay Rice combines great talent with soul and passion. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet this legendary artist, author and storyteller.

Book your silhouette portrait appointment by calling 913 385-1234 or stop by our Corinth location. [Read more…]