Two openings of particular interest Friday: a retrospective by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial cartoonist John Deering at the Thea Foundation and an exhibition by Elizabeth Weber and Virmarie DePoyster at Boswell Mourot Fine Art.
John Deering, the Democrat-Gazette’s editorial cartoonist, has drawn miles of lines during his 30 years at the newspaper. “Drawing a Line: 30 Years of Cartoons and Illustrations” presents Deering’s work from more than three decades of illustrations and editorial cartoons.
The exhibit opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday at the Thea Foundation Gallery in North Little Rock. The retrospective hangs through Oct. 18 and will be featured during the Argenta Art Walk at 5 p.m. Oct. 18.
Deering’s cartoons have been featured in the Sunday New York Times, Newsweek,USA Today and Time. He won the Fischetti Award for cartooning from Columbia College, Chicago, and the Berryman Award given by the National Press Foundation. His comic panel Strange Brew appears daily in the Democrat-Gazette, and in newspapers across the country. He joined the newspaper in 1981 and was named its editorial cartoonist in 1988.
There will be about 60 cartoons and illustrations on display and available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Thea Foundation.
“Drawing a Line: 30 Years of Cartoons and Illustrations,” Friday-Oct. 18, Thea Foundation Gallery, 401 Main St., North Little Rock. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Info: theafoundation.org, (501) 379-9512.
“Familiar Places, Unknown Destinations” is the theme of an exhibition by Elizabeth Weber and Virmarie DePoyster, which opens at 6 p.m. Friday at Boswell Mourot Fine Art in Little Rock.
The exhibit, which presents new works by the artists, will hang through Nov. 2.
“Familiar Places, Unknown Destinations,” Friday-Nov. 2, Boswell Mourot Fine Art, 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Info: boswellmourot.com, (501) 664-0030.
Weekend, Pages 34 on 10/03/2013
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