BAA HOSTS: A COMIC AND CARTOON ART TRIBUTE TO OUR LOCAL HEROES dedicated to the memory of Pittsfield resident Paul Houston, with gratitude for his years of commitment and service to the BAA.
Sneak peek Friday, August 6, 5-8pm, Pittsfield’s August First Fridays Artswalk. Opening party Saturday, August 7, from 3-6pm. Masks required for the safety of children attending the show.
Artwork: Penim Loureiro
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue in Pittsfield. Open Wednesday through Saturday August 6 – 28. Call (413) 499-9348 for times.
Come dressed in your best comic- and cartoon-inspired costumes! A festive family friendly-event featuring music, art, and comic-making with special guest artists Joe Staton (Green Lantern, Justice Society, and Scooby-Doo) and Luke McDonnell (Iron Man, Suicide Squad, and Batman) drawing awesome characters and teaching you how to make your own comics. Portuguese comic book artist Penim Loureiro and American comic book artist Luke McDonnell’s drawings, inspired by common themes, are featured! Sketches and autographed items by Bill Morrison, and Patrick McDonnell, creator of MUTTS will be auctioned. This impressive show includes the works of popular Berkshire artists.
On August 19 at 6 pm, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, comics industry veteran Danny Fingeroth will present “Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics and the Creation of the Superhero.” He will discuss how many significant comics and graphic novel creators were 1st and 2nd generation immigrants, and how the creators’ Jewish origins may have helped make superheroes some of the most familiar popular culture icons of all time. A longtime writer for Marvel Comics. Danny Fingeroth will be signing copies of his book, A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee, at the event. Made possible by a Jewish Community Grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and The Wassermann-Streit Y’DIYAH Memorial fund, administered by The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
EVERYONE IS A HERO and its programs are made possible by the generous support of:
Mass Cultural Council
Pittsfield Cultural CouncilAcme Archives
Twisted Cedar Wines
All proceeds from the sale of art created for and during the show will benefit the Berkshire Art Association’s programs for art students across Berkshire County, including the high school field trip program and college art student fellowships.