Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Philadelphia Cartoonist Society meets the Ephemera Collection

As part of all things ephemera at the Library Company, I was asked to curate a mini-exhibition in collaboration with the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society. Nine artists will be making work inspired by the Ephemera Collection to be put on display this coming September. To get the creative juices flowing, I invited the artists to draw with the collection, for nothing is better than holding the real thing in your hands! We sketched for two hours, and that was not enough time because it was hard to settle on one or two pieces to work from.

One thing that sets PCS apart is its love for collaboration. We love to work together and draw together. We influence and support each other creatively. Having the opportunity to draw together at LCP was a great experience, and I expect there will be many return visits. 

What you see are some photos of the artists doing what they do best as well as sketches from participating artists - Christian Patchell, Melissa Lomax, and Kyle Margiotta. We will be posting our progress as the exhibit approaches so be sure to check back!

The main ephemera exhibit is about to be installed, and I highly recommend stopping by and taking a look once it's up : Remnants of Everyday Life opening May 13th!!  

More info on the mini can be found at www.phillytoon.org and www.growingdown.com.


  1. Awesome!!!!!!!!! good stuff Concetta

    Charlene K.

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