Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"The Art and History of the Cartoon"- The Works Museum

News Release

Media Contact:Lyn Logan-Grimes, Museum Art Coordinator

The Works: 740-349-9277, ext.

'The Art and History of the Cartoon,' exhibit coming to The Works Museum
NEWARK, OH -The Works Museum in Newark Ohio will host a special exhibit titled "The Art and History of the Cartoon: An Overview of Comics Evolution as Seen byArtists Past and Present."

The exhibit will be held in The Works main gallery from March 26 through May 10,2010. The opening reception for the show will be Friday, March 26 from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. Admission to the reception and exhibit is free.

The exhibit will include works by nationally published artists David Mack, Andy Bennett, Scott Simmons, Michael Neno, Max Ink and Russell Merritt.

Mack is the artist and author of "Kabuki" and has been a cover artist for books such as "Daredevil" and "Wolverine."

Merritt, a Licking County artist, is helping coordinate the exhibit with The Works Museum Art Coordinator, Lyn Logan-Grimes."For comic fans, this exhibit will offer an opportunity to see comics as art and artinspired by comics," said Merritt.

Artists from the Columbus Comics Writers and Artists Group, "Sunday Comix," will also have art in the exhtbit.In addition to contemporary works, historical pieces and information on Ohio's role in the history of comics and cartooning will also be featured in the exhibit. 'The Works is a family destination and educational facility located at 55 S. 1st Streetin Newark, Ohio. Museum, gallery and gift shop are open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays (Oct. -April) from noon to 5:00 p.m.For more information, call 740-349-9277 or visit the web site at

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