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9/22/17 - I am heading out to the great state of Minnesota for the 2017 MN-SCBWI Annual Conference, taking place this weekend. I look forward to meeting all the attendees and staff at this wonderful event. I am honored to be presenting my artist journey and looking forward to conducting an illustration workshop with my group. Let the adventure begin!

9/17/17 - Don’t miss Sunday Storytime with John Parra, illustrator of the new children’s book: FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS, by author Monica Brown. The fun will be happening this Sunday, Sept. 17th at POWERHOUSE on 8th bookstore, in Park Slope, in Brooklyn, NY, from 11:30am to 12:30pm. All ages welcome and hope to see you there.

9/5/17 - Happy book birthday to: FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS, from the award winning team of author Monica Brown and illustrator John Parra. Available at bookstores and online now, with English and Spanish versions.

9/5/17 - Thank you to Avery and Augustine’s blog profile of: Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos. Looks great

9/1/17 - Background info and inspirations in a NEW joint interview with author Monica Brown and me, about our upcoming book, Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos.

8/26/17 - Welcome! / ¡Bienvenidos!: The Art and Illustration of John Parra, is now open at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. The show will run until Oct. 22nd.

8/25/17 - I’m proud to announce: Welcome! / ¡Bienvenidos!: The Art and Illustration of John Parra, opening this week at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Virginia. The show will be the largest exhibition of my original artwork and illustration on display, with close to ONE HUNDRED selected pieces from my 20year career. The work includes art from my children’s books, illustration projects, and fine art paintings. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 25th, 5-8pm. The show will be on view from Aug.26th – Oct. 22nd. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the 2017 Virginia Children’s Book Festival.  

8/13/17 - Celebrating the Premier of Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos BOOK TRAILER!!! : Presented by: Betsy Bird at Fuse#8 Productions. Thank you to Betsy Bird at Fuse#8 Productions for presenting, to Rascal Media for the awesome animation, to Bjørn Lynne for the fantastic music, and to author Moinca Brown and her always amazing words.

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