Amelia Earhart GN Original Art Exhibit


I saw this turn up on Smitty’s Notes, the local Winston-Salem events newsletter/website, so I guess the press release has officially gone out:

Amelia Earhart: Drawing from History – by Ben Towle

9/4/2009 – 9/29/2009 7:00 PM, at Artists On Liberty Building – The Main Gallery 521 North Liberty Street, Winston Salem

Amelia Earhart: Drawing from History – Original Graphic Novel Illustrations in India Ink by Ben Towle. All of the original art book panels from the entire forthcoming graphic novel, Amelia Earhart – This Broad Ocean, will be on exhibit in The Main Gallery and at the DADA Center for the Arts on Liberty Street during the September 4th Gallery Hop as well as all day during BookMARKS Book Festival on September 12th. An opening reception to coincide with the Gallery Hop on September 4th will be held between 7:00 & 10:00 p.m. with the exhibit on display through September 29th. Mr. Towle is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist and the co-founder of the National Association of Comics Art Educators and holds a Master’s degree in cartooning (“Sequential Art”) from the Savannah College of Art and Design. To purchase these original illustrations and/or schedule an appointment – please contact Jack at area code 503.888.5930

The exhibit is in conjunction with the Bookmarks Book Festival, during which I’ll be participating in a panel discussion with some other regional comics folk (more on that later) and will display all the artwork from Amelia Earhart – This Broad Ocean–that’s right, every single page.  I believe that it will start with page one in the DADA Center for the Arts and then continue on in sequence into the main gallery space in the Artists on Liberty Building.  I’m putting together some ancilary material to display as well explaining the process by which the book was put together.  There’ll be an opening reception on September 4th, coniciding with the downtown arts district “gallery hop.”

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