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Upcoming Gallery Shows
Womanthology - Friday April 27 - Womanthology is a new anthology graphic novel created entirely by women for charity, showcasing the works of female creators of every age and experience level. The SAW exhibition of art from the book will feature art from past students of SAW Director Tom Hart as well as several Florida based artists who will be on-site, signing copies of the book.
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SAW is dedicated to turning students into artists. Our year-long comics-making program is designed to give students the fullest experience possbile in finding their stories, gathering skills and inspiration, and refining their voice. Here at SAW we’ve created a space and community designed to do just that. Our experienced teachers are all working artists and also teach at the University of Florida or nearby Santa Fe College. Tom Hart taught at SVA in New York City for 10 years and Leela Corman is the creator of Unterzakhn, described by Publishers Weekly as “beautifully drawn and hard to forget.”
Our program is modeled after some of the best programs in the country and is offered at an affordable first-year only price. We’re in conversation with many potential visiting teaching artists and are gathering additional artisitic resources in the community for a rich vibrant learning experience. Gainesville is a great small city full of artists of all kinds, art shows, outdoor events, great food and coffee. We love this place, that’s why we came. It’s the perfect place to be an artist.
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Who or what is calling you?
SAW founder Tom Hart has been busy lecturing at the University of Florida, including a workshop at this year’s ImageText conference and an upcoming appearance at Digital Worlds on April 26, “LiveVibe TV” where he is presenting his work in front of 30 foot screens of his artwork. Click the link to find out how to stream that show live about or how attend live in the audience.
In addition, Tom recently outed himself as the “Shit My New Yorker Cartoons” blogger. Daring to criticize in intelligent detail the cartoons in The New Yorker, he found himself at the center of a bit of a movement of people who have found themselves disatisfied for some time.
You can read more about it at The Beat or go right to his critiques of the cartoons here: http://shitmynewyorkercartoons.wordpress.com/
In addition, work continues apace on the Department of Defense project, which involves creating a web-based portal and tool for veterans and service members to tell their own graphic-narrative stories. Links to follow.
Finally, Tom Hart’s Daddy Lightning will be out from Retrofit by the end of April.
More Reviews for Leela Corman’s Unterzakhn: