Ballston Spa Illustrator has a unique reason to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of E.T, - The Extra-Terrestrial

Jody Wheeler, Ballston Spa artist, has multiple E.T. book illustrations to her professional credits

Ballston Spa, NY — For those of us who watched in wonder as Elliot's bike took off into the night sky with the loveable space creature E.T. aboard, trips to the movies might never be as happy an experience again. But for Ballston Spa watercolorist, Jody Wheeler, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial has another very special place in her heart.

Even before the movie's popularity was apparent, Wheeler was given the opportunity by Simon and Schuster to create original watercolor illustrations for multiple books that were to become part of the many spin-off items in the huge E.T. franchise.

Wheeler, still working as a children's book illustrator in Ballston Spa and New York City, has also painted such favorite characters as Corduroy the Bear, Madeline, and Nate the Great.

Editor's Note: Fans of this classic film will love to read about this local connection to one of the most loved family movies of all time.



Original Illustration for Page 12 of children's book - Learn with E.T. Counting  © Universal Studios, Inc.

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LARAC Gallery hosts artwork by Jody Wheeler

The LARAC (Lower Adirondack Regional Arts' Council) Lapham Gallery and Shop will feature artwork from local, regional and national art talents in a wide variety of forms. 

I will be joining the many talents once again with original framed artwork, original matted artwork and directory of illustration artwork prints available for purchase.

The LARAC Lapham Gallery & Shop is Open:


Monday 10AM - 3PM

Tuesday 10AM - 3PM

Wednesday 10AM - 3PM

Thursday 10AM - 6PM

Friday & Saturday: 10AM - 3PM

Closed on Sundays














The LARAC Gallery is located:

7 Lapham Place

Glens Falls, New York 12801


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