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.
The exhibit has ended. A video of this exhibit is available on YouTube.
Artwork: Penim Loureiro. Exhibit photography by Jen VanBramer & Marc J. Wrzesinski.
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Saturday, August 7, from 3-6pm. Masks required for the safety of children attending the show.
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.
RELATED PROGRAM | Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics and the Creation of the Superhero
Live event postponed until spring 2022.
Comics-industry veteran Danny Fingeroth presents “Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics and the Creation of the Superhero.” Fingeroth 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. This evening is 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: Berkshire Gas, IDW Publishing, Mass Cultural Council, Pittsfield Cultural Council, Acme Archives, Bags Unlimited , Twisted Cedar Wines, and Chiaroscuro Studios.
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.