Rae Pleasant is an African-American author/illustrator residing in Dallas, Texas. With degrees in Art History and Dance Performance, Pleasant now works professionally in the arts and heritage field. Authenticity and imagination motivate her writing and illustrating.
This artist was the first selection for the Plano Public Library System's "18st AIRSpace" Artist-in-Residence, hosted by Harrington Library. The "18st AIRSpace" provides opportunities for the community to engage with artists as they work in the AIRSpace. Initial funding for AIRspace was provided by Friends of the Plano Public Library with the hope that it would inspire additional community support and extend the downtown Plano arts scene all the way to Harrington Library! Continued funding for the 18st AIRSpace program is made possible in part by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (2017).