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Join us at the library for Trenton's First Friday on July 1st, 5-7 pm! The Trenton Artists Workshop Association will present the opening of the exhibit “Art by Area Cartoonists” in the library's Mezzanine Gallery. It will run through July 27 and can be viewed during regular library hours.
An artist’s talk is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, 6pm at the library.
“Art by Area Cartoonists” features work by regional artists who portray everyday events through cartoons and Illustrations.
Participating artists will be Bill Hogan and Ken Wilkie.
Hogan, based in Morrisville, PA, is the retired editorial cartoonist for the Bergen Record, where he created thousands of images for the major New Jersey daily on subjects ranging from political intrigue to fast food. He is also a fine arts painter who exhibits regularly in the Trenton area and was a member of the Trenton Artists Workshop Association.
Ken Wilkie lives in Hamilton and, in addition to being a cartoonist, is a retired teacher at Riverside Elementary School in Princeton and an occasional U.S. 1 illustrator. With a degree in art and history from Rutgers University and additional study with nationally syndicated cartoonist Mort Gerberg at the New School in New York, Wilkie has created cartoons for numerous publications, ranging from Saturday Evening Post to Good Housekeeping.
Reproductions of caricatures by William Pedrick will also be on display. He was a prolific Trenton artist in the early 20th century. His epic landscape painting of "Washington Crossing the Delaware" is on permanent display in the gallery.
TAWA is a Greater Trenton nonprofit organization and has a history of more than 30 years exhibiting in such venues as the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton City Museum, Artworks Trenton, Prince Street Gallery in New York City, and more