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Book Signing and Silhouette Cutting with Clay Rice

Renowned silhouette artist Clay Rice will be back at Blue Bicycle Books Thurs., Apr. 2, 3–6 pm. He will be cutting silhouettes and signing his books, The Lonely Shadow (hb., $17.95), The Stick (hb,. $16.95), Mama Let’s Make a Moon (hb, $16.95). Taught by his grandfather, Carew Rice, Clay is a 21st century folk artist and Lowcountry treasure. Just watching him cut a child’s silhouette in under five minutes is a performance in itself. You’ll be amazed when he captures a recognizable profile of your squirming two-year-old in less time than it takes to get her shoes on. His national touring schedule keeps him on the road often, cutting more than 10,000 children’s silhouettes a year, so events back home in Charleston are rare. Personal silhouettes start at $42 for two copies.