Friday, July 8, 2016

Recap: Cartoonists Draw Blood Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Last night we hosted the opening reception of the "Cartoonists Draw Blood" art exhibit at Takoma Park Community Center (7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912). Several of the artists in the exhibit were able to join us and greet the attendees. We provided refreshments and had a table of our comics for sale, in addition to the work on the walls. I sold a piece during installation the night before, so it was exciting to hand that off for someone else to enjoy. I was also interviewed by a TV station about Curls and the blood drive group and a few of the other artists were also interviewed. 

I had a fun time meeting new faces and also being able to enjoy moments with the other artists. After the show, we received an impromptu tour of the Takoma Library, specifically the graphic novel section. A few of us hung around for a mini ping pong challenge. 

Here are (left to right): Joe Carabeo, Steve Loya, Joe Sutliff, Jake Warrenfeltz, Troy-Jeffrey Allen, Bill Brown, Carolyn Belefski, and Eric Gordon receiving the library tour (Art Hondros and Jay Payne left earlier in the evening)

I've been having a blast with Snapchat and Vine recently, so there is behind-the-scenes footage of the installation and show on Snapchat -- Add me on Snapchat!

The exhibit will be up until September 4, so you have over a month to view this diverse show. There was chatter about hosting a closing reception, no hard details yet, but check back to the blog for additional updates.

Thanks so much to the City of Takoma Park Government for giving us the space and visibility to showcase our talents. Thanks also to Bill Brown for providing assistance in organizing the show with me.

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