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Coloring Outside the Lines:

4/11/10 - 6/30/2010

Main Library

African American Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor

100 Larkin St.

Comic strips offer a unique form of social criticism and commentary. The best cartoons expose some truths and, to quote the Bible, “the truth will set you free.” Cartoonists must often be provocateurs. As cartoonist Keith Knight says, “Cartoonists are the court jesters of modern times. We can get away with things that others can’t because of our ‘cute’ drawings.” Coloring Outside the Lines features some of those “court jesters.” They share their experiences, inspiration and perspectives as social commentators and provocateurs.

The exhibit features several Black cartoonists whose comic strips appear in newspapers across the country.

Related Program: Artist Discussion - nationally-syndicated cartoonists Darrin Bell (Candorville and Rudy Park) and Keith Knight (Award-winning K Chronicles, (Th)ink and The Knight Life) and curator Kheven LaGrone discuss their art.  Animated shorts by nationally-syndicated cartoonist Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz) will also be screened.  The discussion will be moderated by Thomas Robert Simpson, founder and artistic director of AfroSolo. Sunday, June 13, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 1 – 3 PM

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