Oct. 5: Reception for Exhibit Featuring 'The Art of Editorial Cartoons'
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana will open its 2012-13 season with an exhibition featuring more than 70 editorial cartoons by 36 artists. On view will be the work of some of the nation’s most prominent syndicated and freelance editorial cartoonists, including Jim Allen (Chicago Sun Times Features editor and creator of
The Beauforts), Steve Artley (twice awarded
Best Editorial Cartoonist of the Year by the Minnesota Newspapers Association), Steve Greenberg (Ventura Register), Jimmy Margulies (The Record) and Sioux Falls-based artist Hector Curriel. Historical cartoons from the collection of Jim Allen will also be included. These include cartoons by Thomas Nast for Harper’s Weekly from the 1860s, and Carey Orr for the Chicago Daily Tribune from the 1940s.
Q&A with Ann Telnaes
Dr. Joel Johnson, associate professor of Government and International Affairs will interview Pulitzer Prize-winner Ann Telnaes of the Washington Post at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, in Kresge Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit runs from Wednesday, Sept. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 6. A gallery reception is set for 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5.
Read the Argus Leader article: Cartoonists convene for talks, exhibit at local conference
by Jay Kirschenmann
The exhibition will also feature the animations of Pulitzer Prize-winner Ann Telnaes of the Washington Post. Telnaes will give a special presentation about her work and be interviewed by Dr. Joel Johnson, associate professor of Government and International Affairs at Augustana at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, in Kresge Recital Hall immediately following the Eide/Dalrymple gallery reception.
The exhibit, gallery reception and Q&A with Telnaes are free and open to the public.
Election years bring an onslaught of punditry, debates, and advertisements. Editorial cartoons are one of the few arenas of public discourse that present complicated and often controversial issues with nuance and wit, often leaving us with a smile in spite of ourselves, said Dr. Lindsay Twa, assistant professor of Art and director of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.
We are excited and honored to host this exhibit.
This exhibition is supported by the North Central Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society, whose conference will be held October 5-6 at the downtown Sioux Falls Public Library. Contact Ken Alvine for more information on the conference.
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is located on Commons Circle (30th Street and Grange Avenue), in the Center for Visual Arts at Augustana College. The gallery is open to the public and free of charge. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday noon to 5:00 p.m.
More than Just a Pretty Face, Jim Allen, Sun-Times Features.