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Sandra Perlow

Courser Stuff

July 14 – September 16, 2018
Art League Gallery
Reception: September 7, 2018  |  5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Gallery talk about her work beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Sandra Perlow is a Chicago-based artist. Her two-dimensional works start from casual observations made on walks throughout the city where she sketches her surroundings.

In the studio, these reflections are transferred to surfaces that are worked over with combinations of painted, monoprint, and collage techniques. Textiles are coated and obscured, while their raised silhouettes remain. A history of shapes becomes evident, new and old together, like buildings on a city block. Disparate experiences and moments of everyday life merge into a single stationary plane.

Artist Statement Excerpt:

Memory is a tool that Sandra Perlow relies upon as she creates abstract readings of reality, everyday objects, and experiences. The sources for an artwork’s content are formed in response to visual and sensory information in Perlow’s immediate surroundings, translated through recollection. She documents patterns and features gathered from architectural structures, interior and exterior spaces, movements and interactions of passersby. Forms and colors are layered over one another to symbolize impressions made in a glance.

Perlow’s career also records the changes in herself as an individual. She maps the structures of everyday life, both social and concrete. In doing so she exposes the physicality required of a painter.

Sandra Perlow is the recipient of several awards as well as residencies at Yaddo, the American Academy in Rome, the Chicago Artist Coalition, and at The Spertus Institute. In 2013, she was invited to speak about her work in relation to that of Philip Guston at The Art Institute of Chicago. Her works have been exhibited at Dubhe Carreno Gallery, Chicago, IL; Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL; Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN; and Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL; among others. She was a member of the Spertus Institute’s Midwestern Arts Lab residency program for 2016-2017. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Rockford Art Museum and was the honoree for Woman Made Gallery’s 26th Anniversary Gala in May 2018.

The web site for her work can be visited at sandraperlow.com.

Images (Above): Sandra Perlow, Slash Back (detail), 2018, Acrylic and pen on paper, 30 x 22 inches. (Below): Sandra Perlow, Whisper Back, 2015, Monoprint and acrylic on paper, 30 x 22 inches.

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Beyond Ink

Recent Artwork by South Bend and Regional Tattoo Artists

July 21 – October 7, 2018
Warner Gallery

Reception: Friday, October 5, 5:00 – 9:00p.m.

14 years following Thomas Edison’s patented invention of a “stencil-pen,” Samuel O’Reilly adapted the design to patent the first electric tattoo machine in the United States (1891). His invention made tattooing quicker and cheaper, opening it to the masses as a possible outlet of self expression. Almost 130 years later, tattoos are in the mainstream. A 2015 Harris Poll shows that nearly three in ten Americans (29%) has at least one tattoo. Seven in ten (69%) of those have two or more.

Even though tattooing has as long a history as other artistic mediums (archaelogists have found Egyptian mummies with tattoos from 3300BC), it is not always looked at through the same fine art lens. Historically, tattoos have been put on the same level as outsider or folk art in Western culture. And regardless of its increasing popularity, there is still a stigma against tattoos and people who choose to have them.

Beau Guenin

Artwork by Beau Guenin

Beyond Ink hopes to further break down remaining stigmas and stereotypes by showcasing the artwork of tattoo artists from South Bend and the region. Their work is in a variety of media and approaches: oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, drawing, installation and more. Perhaps by seeing this different side of tattooers, we can see them for what they are — artists — and we can reach a deeper appreciation and respect for their profession and creations. Some followed a course that lead them through art school, while others learned their craft apprenticing multiple years with a master tattooer. In either case, each has spent years honing his or her craft and refining an individual style and unique voice in their work — both on and off someone’s skin.

Featured artists include:
Larry Bone  |  Marvel Tattoo, South Bend, IN
Emily Chance  |  Conception Gallery, Saint Joseph, MI
Jose Cruz  |  Crimson Knight Tattoo & Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Obie Cruz  |  Crimson Knight Tattoo & Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Betzy Eaton  |  Genesis Tattoo, South Bend, IN
Beau Guenin  |  Masterwork Tattoo, Indianapolis, IN
Half Pint  |  Bicycle Tattoo, South Bend, IN
Gifford Kasen  |  Logan Square Tattoo, Chicago, IL
Stefan Lane  |  Marvel Tattoo, South Bend, IN
Dusty Neal  |  Black Anvil Tattoo, Fort Wayne, IN
Amber Olsen  |  Stillhouse Tattoo, South Bend, IN
Ray Rogers  |  Genesis Tattoo, South Bend, IN
Allie Sider  |  Logan Square Tattoo, Chicago, IL
Peyton Stewart  |  Chicago, IL
Gabe Thompson  |  Body Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI
Michelle Wanhala  |  Pioneer Tattoo, Chicago, IL

Included in the exhibition is an educational area that explores the history of tattoos and the tattooing process. Leave your mark in the exhibition by “tattooing” (drawing) on a life-size mannequin. Take a picture and share your image with SBMA on Instagram with the hashtag #SBMAtattoo and your work will be added to an ever-expanding slideshow shown in the exhibition.

Do you have a tattoo that is exceptionally meaningful to you? Share an image of it along with a brief description of what it means to you through Instagram with the hashtag #SBMAtattoo. A juried selection of images will be selected, printed, and added to the exhibition as part of The Side Show. Those selected will be able to keep their print at the end of the show. Learn more here.

Emily-Chance

Emily Chance

Gifford-Kasen-Mercy

Gifford Kasen, “Mercy”

Larry-Bone

Larry Bone

Amber-Olsen

Amber Olsen

Gabriel-Thompson

Gabriel Thompson, “Talking Out the Side of Her Neck”

Michelle-Wanhala

Michelle Wanhala

Stefan-Lane

Stefan Lane

 

 

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The Side Show

July 21 – October 7, 2018
Warner Gallery

Reception: Friday, October 5, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, tattoos were an exotic curiosity in the United States. Those with enough tattoos could earn a living by exhibiting themselves as part of dime museums or circus sideshows. A few became famous for their tattoos and the stories they invented as to how the tattoos were acquired. Captain Costentenus, for example, exhibited with P.T. Barnum beginning in 1873, claiming he was captured in Burma and tattooed over several months as a form of torture. While the story was false (he later admitted to being tattooed by European artists), it increased his notoriety and he was able to retire as a wealthy man in 1885.

Tattoos are now more popular then ever. Instead of going to a dime museum or circus sideshow to see them, we encounter them every day. Additionally, social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram allow us to share images of our tattoos with an immediacy that could not be imagined even 50 years ago. Without the veneer of exoticism, we can now appreciate tattoos as the fine art they are.

Shared images of tattoos that have special meaning. Part of Beyond Ink! Exhibition.

*We are no longer accepting submissions


PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE EXHIBITION:
You can pick up your prints from the SBMA offices (2nd floor of the museum) following the close of the exhibition. SBMA offices are open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. If those times are not possible for you, please e-mail Mark Rospenda at rospendam@southbendart.org for alternate arrangements. Prints not picked up by December 31, 2018 will be discarded.

Thanks for participating!


25 images will be selected to be a part of The Side Show, a photography exhibition within Beyond Ink: Recent Artwork by South Bend and Regional Tattoo Artists.

The Details:

  • Follow @SouthBendArt on Instagram
  • Share your image with the hashtag #TheSBMA and #SBMAtattoo.
  • Submit your images by June 24, 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • All images should be square formatted.
  • Include some basic information when you share. This will be included in the wall label next to your print:
    • A sentence or two about what your tattoo(s) mean to you.
    • If you worked with an artist you want to give a shout-out to, share their name and Instagram handle.
    • Include the name of the photographer if you didn’t take the picture yourself.
  • Images will be juried by SBMA staff. 
  • Images will be selected based on the quality and composition of the photos, as well as the tattoo and information you choose to share about it.
  • Selected artists will be contacted by July 2 with requests for high resolution files for printing purposes. 
  • Final prints will be 8×8 inches.
  • If selected, your work will be on display in the SBMA’s Warner Gallery within the Beyond Ink exhibition.
  • There is no fee to submit images.
  • There are no restrictions but images must be your own and must be suitable for an all-ages audience.
  • You can keep your print at the end of the exhibition.
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Saint Joe Valley Watercolor Society: Watercolor Gone Wild

September 1 – November 11, 2018
Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery

Reception: Friday, September 7  |  5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Founded in 1959, the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society promotes the watercolor medium and supports regional artists through social, educational and exhibition opportunities. For this juried members exhibition, the group encouraged its members to push their boundaries in at least one of the pieces they submit, whether it be with imagination, creativity, use of color, or subject matter. The results will be sure to impress with the variety and quality of artwork currently being created by watercolor artists from the northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan areas.

You can learn more about the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society on the group’s website and Facebook pages:

stjoevalleywatercolor.com

facebook.coom/StJoeValleyWatercolorSociety

Image: Ann Jagla, Autumn Riot, watercolor on paper

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Teen Summer Art Camps

We are so excited to offer these education camps for teens to experience some of our unique studio spaces, meet great instructors and explore different media!!!

Check back in April for descriptions for all our youth camps.  Camp dates for all ages are June 11-15, June 18-22, July 16-20, July 23-27.  See link below for Frequently Asked Questions. 


Encaustics: The Art of Beeswax June 25-29 (New Start Date)
Instructor:  Diane Reader Dorn

Diane Reader Dorn has been an instructor at the museum since 2015 but is far from new to the art community. Painting a raw surface of birchwood from a palette of molten beeswax captivates her and she is excited to share her enthusiasm for the ancient art of encaustic painting with you!! Join her this summer to explore this fascinating medium. 

See her full biography here.

Or visit Diane Reader Dorn ART 

Sign up Today!!  The Art of Beeswax Camp

 

 


Metalcraft: Small Metals:  June 18-22
Instructor:  Brian “Huts” Hutsebout

Brian “Huts” Hutsebout joins us this summer in our jewelry/metal studio. Huts works with metal, wood, and found objects in his sculptural pieces and brings that creative inspiration into the classroom. He has over 10 years of experience in youth and adult education and completed his M.F.A in Applied Craft and Design from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2014.

Learn more about Huts at www.hutsebout.com

Sign up Today!!

June 18-22, Metalcraft: Small Metals Camp

 

 

 


Ceramics:  June 11-15 & June 18-22

Instructor:  Megan Archer

Megan Archer is a native of South Bend. She has been teaching ceramics at the museum since 2014 and is also the Kiln Technician. She has her art degree from Saint Mary’s College with a concentration in sculpture and ceramics. Megan says, “teaching others and helping them discover a love of learning and working with their hands has also been a passion of mine for a long time.” 

Join her this summer to advance your love of ceramics or begin a new journey of learning!

 See more of Megan’s work at Megan Archer Arts.

Sign Up Today!!

June 11-15, Teen Ceramics Camp

June 18-22, Teen Ceramics Camp

 

 


Film Throwback:  Dark Room Photography:  June 25-29 (New Start Date)
Instructor:  Krista Kuskye

Krista Kuskye has spent the past 11 years dedicated to photography. She earned her B.F.A. from Indiana University South Bend in 2011. Kuskye has exhibited her fine art work locally and overseas as well as having numerous photographs in personal collections.  An adult dark room student says, “Krista is a wonderful, nurturing,and dedicated teacher. She cares about each student and makes you feel your mistakes are actually wonderful  accomplishments.”

Learn more about Krista at Kristakuskyephotography

Sign Up Today!!

Film Throwback:  Dark Room Photography Camp

 


Weaving/Fibers:  June 25-29 (New Start Date)

Instructor:  Kristen Elkington

Kristen Elkington has worked with fiber since 1997. Kristen brings her experience to the museum from being a student of weaving for several years.  She also teaches classes on knitting, weaving, and spinning. Kristen is currently working on starting a new career as a math teacher.  But her passion and joy for weaving remain infectious!

See one of her piece’s from the Student/Faculty Exhibition here.

Sign Up Today!!

Weaving Camp 

 

 

 


Printmaking:  June 18-22
Instructor:  Lisa Helmholdt

Lisa Helmholdt has loved making art since her finger painting days. She earned her art degree from Saint Mary’s College. 

Lisa spent 7 years teaching art at Goshen High School in a variety of media and has taught summer classes at the South Bend Museum of Art for the past 4 years. Printmaking was one of her specialties at Goshen and she is very excited to share this summer with you!

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Printmaking Camp

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1440 Press will join Lisa Helmholdt  to share with you the art of printmaking through their business. Learn more about their business at 1440press.  


Surreal Dreamscapes: Mixed Media:  June 18-22
Instructor:  Aubrey Hittle

Aubrey Hittle has won our Festival of Banners juried program for the past three years in the adult category. Aubrey comes from an artistic family of musicians, photographers, painters and wood workers. This has cultivated her love and talent for art.  

She currently teaches at the museum in our youth department offering our Mixed Media and Making Masters class.

Follow her at AndAubreyWasStudio.

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Surreal Dreamscapes:  Mixed Media Camp 

 

 


 For more information about summer art camps, click here.

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2017 SBMA Student/Faculty Exhibition

December 1, 2017 – January 7, 2018 | Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery
Reception: Friday, December 1, 2017 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Featuring artwork created by SBMA students and faculty from the past year, the annual Student/Faculty exhibition showcases the variety of class offerings at the museum and highlights the talents of its wonderful community.

Any faculty or student of museum classes from December 1, 2016 – December 1, 2017 is eligible.  Participants may submit one (1) work not previously shown at the museum.  All submitted work will be exhibited.  All media will be accepted.

Download a prospectus with full details here.

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American Series: The Funnies
Vintage Comics 1940s – 1960s

November 4 – December 31, 2017
Warner Gallery

Reception: Friday, November 3 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

With presentation from John Porcellino at 6:15 p.m.

Original comic strips by artists Milton Caniff, Charles Schulz, Chester Gould, Mort Walker, Lee Falk, and Chic Young take center stage in this memorable exhibition of more than 90 works.  The comics will transport visitors back to an age when a variety of strips — action, drama, westerns, historical and humorous — captured a nation’s imagination in the newspapers of the day.

The exhibition features classic strips including Archie, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Ferd’nand, Nancy, Peanuts, Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, and Yogi Bear. Action packed comic strips like, Dick Tracy, Mandrake the Magician, Tarzan, Lone Ranger, The Phantom, Dr. Kildare, Brenda Star, Steve Canyon, and Terry and the Pirates, among others, will also be on view. Holdings are particularly strong in works by Caniff, who was the most decorated American cartoonist of all time, known as the “Rembrandt of cartoons,” and creator of the masterful series Terry and the Pirates (1930s through 1940s) and Steve Canyon (1940s through 1950s), among others. Both daily and Sunday strips will be featured in the exhibition which also explores the creative process, production, and medium of comics.

A companion exhibition in the SBMA’s Art League Gallery, The Best American Comics | Selections: 2014-2017, will include original works that represent a snapshot of the contemporary comics scene, featuring a dizzying array of visual, narrative, and thematic approaches. This exhibit will showcase comics selected to appear in the past several volumes of The Best American Comics annual series, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and is curated by Bill Kartalopoulos (Series Editor, The Best American Comics).

An additional exhibition, organized by Goerge Garner, will be on view at Indiana University South Bend’s Civil Rights Heritage Center: Political Cartoons of The Reformer. The Reformer was a South Bend-based African American led newspaper that was published from 1968-1971.

The SBMA thanks all of its local partners that helped to make these exhibitions possible: The Civil Rights Heritage Center, Larry Clifford, The History Museum, St. Joseph County Public Library, and the South Bend Tribune.

Events:

Join us for these exciting events related to the exhibitions!

Comic Workshop with Gene Ha
Wednesday, November 1 | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Eisner Award winner Gene Ha will lead a hands-on comic strip workshop for novice artists ages 10 and up. Supplies will be provided. This event will be held at the St Joseph County Public Library, Main Branch location. Limited seats are available; registration required at sjcpl.org or 574.282.4646

Opening Reception
Friday, November 3 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Warner Gallery  Free admission
Contemporary cartoonist, John Porcellino, will speak beginning at 6:15 p.m. about the work in The Funnies and The Best American Comics, in which his work is featured.

Workshop | People’s Press
Saturday, November 11 Ages 16 and up
$65
Artist and Professor of Art at IUSB, John Thompson, will hold a workshop to show you techniques used in creating, printing, and even distributing your own work, professionally and inexpensively. Participants will not only learn about self-publishing but utilize their own stories, ideas and artwork to create their own print-on-demand ‘zine’.

Family Day: Comics and Mini Zines!
Sunday, November 12 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
SBMA Warner Gallery | Free admission
Make mini-zines, single-frame magnet comics, and explore The Funnies in the galleries as a family!

Museum After Dark: Snowflakes & Rainbows!
Friday, December 8 | 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Carmichael Gallery
$10
The SBMA welcomes everyone to this inclusive, social, event! Peruse the galleries and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and Jazzy melodies from the LowLifes. Proceeds benefit the SBMA and TREES Inc.

Lecture | Comic Nurse
Sunday, December 10 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
MK Czerwiec, a co-founder of the new field, Graphic Medicine, will discuss how comics are being used by patients and providers to improve communication, bridge gaps, dispel stigma, and create community.

The American Series: The Funnies is made possible with Support from:

The Community Foundation, Arts Everywhere Initiative
Jack and Yumiko Champaigne
The Robert C. Shields Memorial Fund
Teachers Credit Union

2017 AMERICAN SERIES SPONSORS

KABOOM!

Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, Arts Everywhere Initiative
Jack & Yumiko Champaigne

BLAM!

The Robert C. Shields Memorial Fund
Teachers Credit Union

WOW!

Janette Burkhart-Miller
Crowe Horwath
Lynda B. and Charles S. Simon

ZAP!

Lynn Blue

POW!

Tom & Jan Brunner
Anne Feferman
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Keller
Ohmer & Donald Crafton
Susan Shields
Richard & Joyce Stifel

WOMP!

David Wemhoff
Patrick & Sharon McManus
Carol Ann Nash
Mr. & Mrs. William Cushwa
Joe Griesinger
Jack Reed
Morton & Judy Ziker

ROAR!

Faith Beaupre
Kari Black
William & Nancy Racine
Jerrianne Rain
Dayle Brown & David Piser
Claudia A. Maslowski
Judith Chase

Image credits:

Credit from upper left:

Artist: Gene Hazelton (American, 1919 – 2005), Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., Yogi Bear: Jr. Trail Blazers (detail), 1964, ink on paper, Gift, McNaught Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Writer: Stan Lee (American, b. 1922), Artist: Jack Keller (American, 1922 – 2003), Kid Colt Outlaw (1949 series) #110, 5, The Outlaw and the Sheriff (detail), 1963, ink on paper, Gift, Marvel Comics Group. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Writer: Stan Lee (American, b. 1922), Artist: Jack Keller (American, 1922 – 2003), Kid Colt Outlaw (1949 series) #110, 3, The Outlaw and the Sheriff (detail), 1963, ink on paper, Gift, Marvel Comics Group. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Creator: Milton Arthur Paul Caniff (American, 1907 – 1988), Steve Canyon Sunday Edition (detail), 4/10/1960, ink on paper, Gift of the artist. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Creator/Artist/Writer: Mort Walker (American, b. 1923), Beetle Bailey (detail), 12/16/1964, ink on paper, Gift, King Features Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Creator: Milton Arthur Paul Caniff (American, 1907 – 1988), Steve Canyon Sunday Edition Dyer Air Force Base, First Missile Division, Strategic Air Command (detail), ink on paper, Gift of the artist. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Creator/Artist/Writer: Dalia “Dale” Messick (American, 1906 – 2005), Brenda Starr, Reporter (detail), 1/3/1956, ink on paper, Gift, Chicago Tribune – New York News Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Artists: Gene Hazelton (American, 1919 – 2005) and Roger Armstrong (American, 1917 – 2007), Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., The Flintstones (detail), 11/4/1964, ink on paper, Gift, McNaught Syndicate Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Creator: John Hix (American, 1907 – 1944), Strange As It Seems (detail), 3/7/1965, ink on paper, Gift, United Feature Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Homepage Image Credits:

Artists: Gene Hazelton (American, 1919 – 2005) and Roger Armstrong (American, 1917- 2007), Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., The Flintstones (detail), 11/4/1964, ink on paper, Gift, McNaught Syndicate Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Artist: Harold Gray (American, 1894 – 1968), Little Orphan Annie (detail), 8/10/1964, ink on paper, Gift, King Features Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Artist: Gene Hazelton (American, 1919 – 2005), Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., Yogi Bear: Jr. Trail Blazers (detail), 1964, ink on paper, Gift, McNaught Syndicate, Inc. Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

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On The Move:
A Selection of Contemporary Animations

October 21–December 31, 2017
Project Room
Reception: Friday, November 3 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

As with any artistic medium, the history of animation has been intrinsically tied to technology. New inventions have repeatedly opened new possibilities for making moving images. The magic lantern (1659) allowed images to be projected, phenakistiscope (1833) made fluid loops of drawn images possible, zoetrope (1866), and even the flip book (1868), helped lead up to the first film-based and hand-drawn animations in the early 20th century. 

Today artists have all of those strategies available to them, as well as those made possible by computers, tablets, and applications for rendering movement in both 2D and 3D. Drawing upon this rich history, the artists in On the Move offer a small sampling of what is being practiced today. Artists included in the exhibition are Lilli Carré, Jake Fried, Lauren Gregory, Amy Lockhart, Richard McGuire, and Jim Trainor.

This exhibition marks the re-opening of the SBMA’s Project Room as a new exhibition space dedicated to new media, animation, sound, etc. On the Move is the first of many exciting exhibitions to come!

image: Jake Fried, still image from Night Vision, 2015, hand-drawn animation with ink and white-out.

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The Best American Comics
Selections: 2014 – 2017

October 21 – December 31, 2017
Art League Gallery

Reception: Friday, November 3 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Each year, The Best American Comics presents readers with a selection of outstanding comics from the previous year. The annual series, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, offers a snapshot of the contemporary comics scene, and features a dizzying array of visual, narrative, and thematic approaches. Works selected for inclusion each year include comics originally published as graphic novels, as ’zines, online, and more. This exhibit will showcase original artwork for comics selected to appear in the series’ past several volumes. Artists include Lynda Barry, Marc Bell, Nina Bunjevac, Roz Chast, Farel Dalrymple, Jaime Hernandez, Aidan Koch, Raymond Pettibon, John Porcellino, Keiler Roberts, Deb Sokolow, Chris Ware, and Sophia Zdon. Curated by Bill Kartalopoulos (Series Editor, The Best American Comics). 

IMAGE: Marc Bell, cover of the 2016 edition of The Best American Comics

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The Art of Valor

August 26 – November 12, 2017 
Jerome J. Crowley Community Gallery

The Art of Valor is a collaborative exhibition between local veterans, the South Bend Vet Center, and artists from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University South Bend. Veterans from the South Bend community volunteered to share their military experiences with the artists, who each created a piece of art reflecting what the artist interpreted from the veteran. This tremendous exercise in trust is brilliantly displayed along the walls in the gallery to allow visitors to witness a glimpse into the veteran’s experience.

Included in the exhibit will be the masterful and moving portraits produced with a thermal-imaging camera. Professor Richard Gray uses his unique art to capture the viewer’s imagination and creativity by showing a different perception of the veteran.

The Art of Valor provides a unique first-hand perspective into many aspects of the lives of local veterans across generations. We hope that visitors will utilize this experience to reach out and learn how they can assist in the veteran community.

 

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