"Beyond the Funny Pages: The works of art and life captured in comics”
Exhibit displayed in City-County Building throughout Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Pittsburgh will collaborate with Toonseum to present a monthlong exhibition in the lobby of the City-County Building titled "Beyond the Funny Pages: The works of art and life captured in comics.”
Throughout February, the free exhibit will feature artwork, photographs and other memorabilia to highlight the overwhelming contributions of three artists with ties to Pennsylvania:
- Orrin C. Evans (born in Steelton), the first African American comic publisher;
- Jackie Ormes (raised in Monongahela), the first African American woman cartoonist;
- Clarence Matthew Baker (raised in Pittsburgh), a talented African American comic artist who crossed racial barriers and thrived in an era when comics and culture held strong prejudice against African American artists.
City-County Building lobby
414 Grant Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
February 3 - 28, 2014 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The 2014 celebration of Black History Month is presented by Citiparks in partnership with Toonseum and is sponsored by BNY Mellon and WAMO 100.
Call Citiparks at 412-255-2391 or visit www.Citiparks.net
PUBLIC INVITED TO EVENING RECEPTION TO CELEBRATE EXHIBIT OPENING
The public is invited to attend a reception in celebration of the opening of "Beyond the Funny Pages" on Monday, February 3, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The ceremony in the City-County Building lobby will include refreshments, musical entertainment featuring Roger Humphries and remarks by Mayor William Peduto and other individuals involved with the City’s Black History Month celebration.
Link directly to Black History Month information: http://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/black-history-month