3rd Annual Cartoonist Exhibit "First-Term Retrospective"
Saturday, January 19th 8PM-2AM
Malmaison 3401 Water St NW Washington DC
A journey back through Obama’s first-term in the office through the eyes of the world’s most respected contemporary editorial cartoonists.
Kal (The Economist), Daryl Cagle (MSNBC), Tom Toles (Washington Post), Mike Keefe (Denver Post), Jimmy Margulies (The Record, Time, Newsweek, New York Times, USA Today), Ann Telnaes (The Washington Post), Signe Wilkinson (Philadelphia Daily News ), Christo Komarnitski (Sega, Sturshel), Damien Glez (Le Monde, Courrier international, La Gazette)
Join in for a unique night as we bring together the best published political cartoons of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in a unique exhibition, which will document the highs and lows of those years. They will provide an insightful record in the US history during Obama’s presidency, commenting on politics, society, economy, education, human rights, presidential elections, war, republican and democratic political figures, and more.
CHECK OUT THE CARTOONS and MEET THE ARTISTS BEHIND THE ARTWORK
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Continuing with the zany nature of the cartoons, the ticketed event will feature live musical performance by local journo-band Suspicious Package, comprised of reporters armed with their musical talent and rock star looks. Band members include Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist at The Washington Post Tom Toles, senior government officials Christina Sevilla and Bryan Greene, former TIME/Bloomberg correspondent and journalist Tim Burger and Director of Education and Outreach for the National Security Journalism Initiative at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Josh Meyer.
Editorial cartoons are unlike any other form of commentary. For over 500 years the art of political cartoons has been used to convey social and political messages through the use of images familiar to all of the people in a society.
Visual in nature, cartoons highlight minute details to make a specific point. With simple pen strokes, they provide a commentary in ways that eludes written or spoken reporting, a truly unique historical perspective—entertaining, yet clever, and insightful. In US, this powerful form of art has always reflected key moments in history.
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