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Christine (Peterson) Hilbert

Christine (Peterson) Hilbert (BFA 2004 Integrated Studio Arts) recently wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, Echo of the Star (BookBaby, 2017). It is the story of a kind star who shares a bit of its sparkle with its friends as morning comes. It is a story about friendship and sharing joy, as well as how to carry on the memory of all special relationships when things change. The illustrations are a part of Hilbert’s ongoing “Heirloom Anthology” series of watercolor paintings combined with vintage gems.

Hilbert has shared the book through readings at the Des Moines Public Library and Winterset Public Library and a book signing at the Des Moines Art Center. She will be coordinating artwork at the DMPL’s main branch this summer.

She has also guest lectured at South Dakota State University, sharing her creative process and experiences in publishing this book.

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