If you are in the Bay area on April 28th Please come on by this event. The event is open to the public but be sure to rsvp as per the invitation above. I look forward to see you there!No comments
I am recently back from St Petersburg, Russia from a fascinating visit that featured the opening of a cartoon exhibition at the Russian National Museum of Political History (see above). The exhibition was initiated by the US Consulate in St Petersburg. It included a survey of the history of American and Russian cartoons (You can read about it here in Russian). The Library of Congress lent some cartoons for the show including some classic American cartoons starting with Ben Franklin’s famous “Joy or Die” drawing.
The main body of the exhibition was a display of 43 of my cartoons to showcase the work of a contemporary American artist. Below is the poster from the show.
The opening was an active affair with a great deal of Russian media including television, radio, newspapers and magazines both local and national. The Exhibition was excellently displayed and provided a great launching point for discussions about politics, satire and freedom of expression.
The Director of the Museum Yevgeny Artemov was a dynamic and energetic host, but he did sit down for a few minutes to allow me to sketch him.
As part of my visit, I had the opportunity to visit with a variety of cultural and educational institutions to discuss the exhibition and the craft of editorial cartooning. Below, I am visiting with some students from The School of Journalism, St Petersburg State University.
I even woke up one morning to see my picture on the front page of the St Petersburg Times (The Russian one!).
I would like to invite you to an interesting new KAL exhibition. The Show takes place at the completely virtual Forward Thinking Museum. The FTM is an online venture of the┬áJoy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS) a not-for-profit philanthropic corporation dedicated to encouraging aesthetic reflection about present realities and future possibilities.
The Forward Thinking museum houses multiple floors of artist’s works (primarily photographers). ┬áKal’s exhibition currently contains 18 cartoons that will be changed and updated on a monthly basis. The exhibition will expand in the future to include animation. Admission is free!No comments