The UConn Stamford Art Gallery is proud to host an exhibition of regional Black Cartoonists, Comic Book Character Creators and Artists.
Their original works will be displayed in our Art Gallery in celebration of this campus’ 2016 Black History Month.
The exhibit runs from February 1 through March 5, 2016.
The Gallery is showcasing a collection of comic book & strip art from nationally recognized cartoonists including Ray Billingsley for “Curtis”; Jerry Craft, “Mama’s Boyz”; Mort Walker, for “Lt. Flap”; Barbara Brandon-Croft, one of the first nationally syndicated African-American female cartoonist and creator of “Where I’m Coming From”; as well as selected works of her late father, Brumsic Brandon Jr.; Comic Book art works by Carl Herring, Jr. creator of “The Enforcers” and “Crime Wave”; and art works by TC Ford; Chaz Daviscz of “Lil’ Denny”; as well as a comic book timeline collage of Black Characters by nationally recognized Comic Book Historian and Professor William H. Foster III.
Running continuously throughout the exhibit will be a video presentation featuring the oral histories of many of the exhibitors. Affording the visitor an informative narrative about themselves and their pieces on display.
On the last day of the show, please take advantage of an exciting opportunity. Our exhibiting Cartoonists, Creators and Artists will be on hand to personally meet and greet you in our Artist’s Alley, on Saturday, March 5th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Some of them may be selling original art, books, and sketches, and will be available to sign autographs.
Admission is FREE to the month long Exhibit and the Artists’ Alley. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday until 5 p.m. and Saturday until 1 p.m.
UConn Stamford is located at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Broad Street in downtown Stamford. FREE Visitor Parking is available at the UConn garage, 2nd level, on Washington Blvd.
For more information contact Gary Faulkner at UConn Stamford 203.251.8450 or visit the UConn Stamford Art Gallery web site at http://artgallery.stamford.uconn.edu/.