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Cartoonists’ Take on Charley Harper: Graphic Work from The Center for Cartoon Studies

Nov 13, 2012
For Immediate Release

Work from faculty and students of The Center for Cartoon Studies will be featured in Cartoonists' Take on Charley Harper on display at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont, December 1, 2012 through February 3, 2013. Beginning December 1, 2012, the Montshire Museum will feature an exhibition of works by graphic designer Charley Harper. The works included in Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper will highlight his iconic graphic style and focus on his work connected with the natural world.

Alongside Beguiled by the Wild, the Museum will mount an exhibition illustrating the influence and extension of his style. As part of their coursework this fall, students from The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) in White River Junction, Vermont created a one-page comic about some aspect of nature, using Charley Harper's basic visual technique of incorporating geometric shapes and patterns. A number of these works by students of the school will be on display alongside the Charley Harper exhibition.

"Charley Harper was able to both simplify the natural world through playful abstraction, and tell a story with a single image—abilities to which every cartoonist should aspire."  –Jason Lutes, faculty member at The Center for Cartoon Studies

Cartoonists' Take on Charley Harper will open at the Montshire Museum on December 1, 2012 and will be on view through February 3, 2013.

About The Center for Cartoon Studies
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is America’s premier cartooning school and studio located in the historic village of White River Junction, Vermont. CCS programs include a two-year Master of Fine Arts Degree, one- and two-year certificates in cartooning, and annual summer workshops. Faculty and visiting artists include many of today’s most celebrated cartoonists. CCS has received national acclaim for its work and prominent mention in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. For more information, visit: