Mike Jenkins' LunchBagArt is on display at Studio Pause during the month of October. Please join us for a reception on Oct 20 6-8pm where Mike will talk about his inspriration, his daily method, and answer questions. Studio Pause owner Sush Mazumdar creates beautifully handmade books, so the much awaited LunchBag Art Books will also be for sale!
Studio Pause is at 2421 26th Rd South, Arlington, VA, just east of S. Glebe Rd. Not lots of parking, so plan on extra time to find a spot.
Reception, Sat., Oct 24, 6-8 pm Art to Lunch: Thinking Outside the Bag with Cartoonist Mike Jenkins After
a 25 year career as an Editorial Cartoonist, Mike Jenkins left the
newspaper business but is still recovering (though he occasionally falls
off the wagon). He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Tish and
daughter Maggy and works primarily as a caricaturist. He started his
company Capital Artworks to provide caricaturists for events around the
DC area as well as custom artwork for corporate, government and private
When his two older children left for college, he started doodling on
Maggy’s school lunch bags. When she mentioned one night during dinner
that all the kids in cafeteria would run to see her lunch bag every day,
they knew they were onto something. Mike’s wife posted the next bag on
Facebook, and they were stunned by the positive reaction. That’s when
Mike knew the pressure was on, and he was back to facing a daily
PLUS! Art to Lunch: Thinking Outside the Bag, a Handmade Storybook with 17 of Mike’s Lunch Bag art which will be available for sale at the reception.
Mike’s work can be seen daily on Instagram and Twitter @CapitalArtworks and on his website at www.CapitalArtworks.com
On Saturday, October 24th, award-winning cartoonist Mike Jenkins, who lives in northern Virginia, will be hosting his art reception, "Art to Lunch", from 6-8 pm at Studio Pause in Arlington, VA. For the past year or so, I've been following Mike's daily posts featuring the adventures of young Maggie and her struggles and challenges faced each and every day at school, as she forges ahead on her quest to make it through to another weekend. It is a truly amazing comic art series, and I'm always greatly impressed by Mike's seemingly inexhaustible ability to portray each single day that Maggie faces, in a brand new way. Drawn on brown paper lunch bags, it will be even more of a treat to see these works in person, so mark your calendars and don't sleep on this one!
Capital Artworks' personalized art entertains with caricatures at an event or art for a special gift. See www.CapitalArtWorks.com to see what we're up to!
Capital Artworks was started by award winning Editorial Cartoonist Mike Jenkins after he left the newspaper business. Combining his caricature skills with his ability to express a unique angle on a story graphically, Capital Artworks was born. By hiring only the best caricature artists, vetted and trusted by Mike personally, to meet his high standards, Capital Artworks entertains at events big and small alike and to create that perfect gift for a milestone event.