April is National Volunteer Recognition Month. One of the ways we celebrate the month is with this exhibit for our volunteers who are also artists.This year the docents have all variety of 2D and 3D plus some clothes line art.
Our Docents: Steve Allen, Donna Elmore, Lois Dowling, Carrie Gardner, Debra Golden, Dennis Gordon, Bill Knudstrup, Carolyn McGeever, Joan Miller, Michele Montour, Marilyn Prucka, Corinne Vivian, Ken Warner, Carolyn Weins, Angela Wilson
Much thanks you our docents for helping us keep our gallery doors open to the public! This exhibit is open and free to the public through April 27, 2013.
Meet two artists in the “Comics, Cartoons and Caricatures” Exhibit
Both artists are extremely prolific in their work although their paths and styles are very different. This is the 6th and final ‘meet the artists’ entry for the March 2013 exhibit.
Phoebe Gloeckner: Was interested in cartooning from an early age; her father was a commercial illustrator, and through her mother she met several of the San Francisco underground comics figures who were to have a profound influence upon her, including Robert Crumb, Bob Armstrong, Aline Kominsky, Bill Griffith, and Diane Noomin.
Phoebe studied medical illustration at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has lived in San Francisco; Dallas; Aix-en-Provence; Paris; Prague; Setauket, New York; and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she now teaches at the University of Michigan, in the School of Art and Design.
Phoebe received an Inkpot Award in 2000 and was the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in 2008.
You can learn more about Phoebe’s work on her website where she share both her comic work and medical illustration.
Aaron Warner: Has created ground-breaking cartoon features for newspapers and magazines worldwide.
For over ten years, the critically acclaimed and wildly popular Adventures of Aaron comic strip was read by over six million newspaper subscribers, spawning two comic book series with Image, Adventures of Aaron and Aaron Strips, which garnered a Reuben Award nomination from the National Cartoonist Society.
Working with his wife, Angie, at their “Cartoon Studios” business, they create features for corporate clients or individuals, and provide illustrations for other creators, including Jonathan Rand’s, “Freddie Fernortner: Fearless First Grader.”
Aaron’s collected works are available at Amazon.com. Past projects include: Married With Children: Kelly Goes to Kollege #3 (Now Comics), Bulk Comix (Chiasmus), The One (Aazurn Publishing).
See more of Aaron’s work including his most recent on his website.
Meet three artists in the “Comics, Cartoons and Caricatures” Exhibit
Today’s bios bring you a wide range of talent and style. Michigan is loaded with artists who have a love for conveying ideas in comic and cartoon formats.
Jesse Rubenfeld: A student of the great Scott McCloud, Jesse is the artist and
writer of the Tool Publication’s comic series Into the Dust, a gritty realistic version of Wizard of Oz set in 1964 on Route 66.
Jesse’s artwork can be found in international publications on topics such as nursing, performance and magic tricks.
Some of his most recent work involves doing parody of famous works of art and familiar characters from popular culture like the Muppets, Superpets and Nintendo characters.
Harley Schwadron: Is a cartoonist for publications large and small, including major media such as Barrons, Readers Digest, Wall Street Journal, Playboy and Parade.
Harley also does op-ed and editorial cartoons. The editorial work is distributed by Artians Syndicate. His cartoons have illustrated hundreds of college textbooks as well as newsletters and general interest books.
Before his full time cartooning career, Harley was an urban affairs newspaper reporter for the Hartford Times in Connecticut. Then he worked as a writer and editor for the University of Michigan News Service. It was in Ann Arbor in 1986 that Harley began his cartooning adventure.
You can see a collection of Harley’s cartoons on his website.
Gale has interned for award winning graphic novelists’ Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier, a handful of New York animation studios and even the Central Intelligence Agency.
Her mostly autobiographical web comic, Patbird & Galesaur, turn three years old next month.
Stop into the gallery this month to see these artists original works and pick up copies of their published books and prints.