Award winning children’s author and Silhouette artist to visit downtown Fernandina Beach

Press Release
August 8, 2018 2:00 p.m.

Award-winning author and acclaimed silhouette artist Clay Rice will be at Villa Villekulla Neighborhood Toy Store Wednesday, August 22 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A limited number of appointments will be available to have a keepsake silhouette created by Rice. He will also be signing copies of his book, The Lonely Shadow.

Each profile silhouette takes Rice about 1 minute and he estimates that in his 32 year career, he has cut over 900,000 silhouettes. His work has been featured in Country Living, the Washington Times, The Atlanta Constitution, Cookie Magazine, and has appeared in the CBS series Army Wives. Rice is the recipient of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and the IPPY Award for Children’s Book of the Year. Rice’s landscape scenes and children’s illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide and his work is on permanent display at the South Carolina State Museum.

To see the artist in action and to make an appointment for your own famed Rice Silhouette, call Villa Villekulla Toys at (904)432-8291, visit, or sign up here. Villa Villekulla Toys is a family-owned, neighborhood toy store with a carefully curated selection of high quality fun and educational toys for children of all ages. The store is located at 5 South 2nd Street in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.

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