"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

team 5: meet shane

In the business of illustration, design and creative development, Shane Evans is a multi-talented artist and visionary who combines his world travels with his art to influence creative expression in others. Shane studied at Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts and graduated in 1993. He then began traveling the world. In addition to contract work in illustration, graphic design and web design for major companies, he has conceptualized and illustrated numerous children’s books. Shane's books have been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, NBA Inside Stuff, Reading Rainbow and Letterman.

Shane has received much acclaim in the children’s literary field for his work on books such as "Osceola," "The Way The Door Closes," "Shaq and the Beanstalk" and "Take It To The Hoop Magic Johnson." His accolades include being honored by Laura Bush at the 2002 National Book Festival, receiving The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and The Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children. Shane's latest book, done in collaboration with his close childhood friend, Taye Diggs, is called "Chocolate Me" and is receiving all sorts of rave reviews.

Shane’s talent does not end with illustration. His design work includes one-of-a-kind hand crafted furniture, clothing, CD cover art, photography and a number of other custom made items. He’s also a musician.

This will be Shane's third trip to Africa - his first with Change the Truth. He can't wait to get to work with the children at St. Mary Kevin Orphanage! He plans to incorporate music, art, dancing and theatre into his various projects. His laid-back and super cool style will surely win the hearts of all those lucky enough to get to hang out and work with him. I feel honored that this multi-talented and busy man will be part of Team 5. He has so much to offer the children. It will be great to have him on board!

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