Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Oct 12 - Roadtrip! Ed Stein opens political cartoon exhibit at William & Mary

Google maps, which appears to be much smarter than Mapquest at this point, says it's 154 miles from DC. Actually, I can't recommend attending this with both ICAF and SPX underway in DC, even though I like Stein's comic strip a lot, but the exhibit runs through January.

Cartoonist Ed Stein to open Swem exhibit with lecture
News · Press Releases · Ed Stein to open Swem exhibit
Author: Suzanne Seurattan, Source: Press Releases
Date: Oct 09, 2006

(Williamsburg, Va.)—Internationally-syndicated editorial cartoonist, Ed Stein, will speak at the College of William and Mary's Earl Gregg Swem Library on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. Stein currently draws for the Rocky Mountain News but his cartoons have also appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and other publications. He will share his experiences as an editorial cartoonist, as well as the place of a political cartoonist in the modern world. Some of Stein‚s cartoons are currently on display in the library‚s Botetourt Gallery as part of an American Political Cartoonists exhibit which will run until Jan. 2007. A reception will immediately follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.

The American Political Cartoonists exhibit features the works of significant American cartoonists from the last 150 years including: Thomas Nast, Bill Mauldin, Dr. Seuss, Herbert Block (Herblock), Pat Oliphant, Garry Trudeau, Signe Wilkinson, Stein and Hugh Haynie. The exhibit can be seen in the Botetourt Gallery on the ground floor of Swem Library. Exhibit hours coincide with those of the library.

A special section of the exhibit (on the 1st floor) focuses on the works of Haynie, a 1950 graduate of the College, and cartoonist for the Louisville Courier Journal for forty years. To view more about Hugh Haynie's work, visit http://swem.wm.edu/exhibits/political-cartoons/.

The American Political Cartoonists exhibit, website, and corresponding events are were made possible by through the support of the Roy R. Charles Center, Swem Library and the hard work of junior, Jocelyn Krieger. For more information on the lecture or exhibit, please contact Rebecca Beasley, rlbeas@wm.edu, 757.221.3123.

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