Artist talk: Artists and educators Jamar Nicholas, Toyin Odotola, and PCA&D’s Bob McLeod, Mike Hawthorne and Robert Hochgertel
Comics Day 2014 begins at PCA&D with “The growing cultural acceptability of Manga and graphic novels, and the influence of comics on American culture.”
Jamar Nicholas is an award-winning Philadelphia-based artist and educator. He has dedicated his career to empowering young people, helping them realize the power of visual narrative. He is a host of COMIC BOOK DINER, a weekly podcast about the comic book industry, as well as a columnist for DRAW! Magazine, the professional How-To magazine for comics and animation. http://jamarnicholas.blogspot.com/p/about.html
Forbes magazine featured Toyin Odutola in its 2012 list of 30 notable individuals under 30 in the category “Art & Style” [Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyin_Odutola]. She is a contemporary artist who focuses on identity and the sociopolitical concept of skin color through her pen and ink drawings. Her work explores her personal journey of having been born in Nigeria then moving to the U.S. and assimilating into American culture. A recent graduate of the California College of Arts MFA program (2012), Odutula’s work is already in major museum collections including the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL and The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. She is represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City.
The panel discussion is being held on Lancaster’s First Friday and in conjunction with the gallery opening at PCA&D for the Mosaic Project.
This event is free and open to the public.
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