Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Gallery Opening Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2008

Opinions: Political Cartoons Opens at Brevard Art Museum

MELBOURNE, FL - On Thursday, September 18 the Brevard Art Museum celebrates the opening reception of Opinions: Political Cartoons from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
During the exhibition planning process, the Museum sought assistance from the local paper the Gannett publication FLORIDA TODAY and contacted their resident editorial cartoonist Jeff Parker. Through his national associations, he was able to entice a number of his colleagues to participate in this unique exhibition. Drawing from cartoonists nationwide, Opinions: Political Cartoons, exhibits timely commentary surrounding the hot topics of this election and past elections. The detailed drawings use humor and line to comment on the political issues of contemporary society.
Contributors to the exhibition include the following: (P indicates Pulitzer Prize winner)
Don Adams; Rex Babin, The Sacramento Bee; Jeff Bacon, Navy Times and Marine Corps Times; Gary Brookins, Richmond Times-Dispatch; John Cole, Scranton, PA, The Times-Tribune; Paul Fell, Artizans Syndicate; Ed Gamble, Jacksonville, Florida Times-Union; Ed Hall, Artizans Syndicate; Tim Jackson, Chicago Defender; Shane Johnson,; Mike Keefe, The Denver Post; Steve Kelley, New Orleans, The Times-Picayune; Jeff Koterba, The Omaha World Herald; Doug MacGregor, Ft. Myers, FL, The News-Press; Jimmy Margulies, NJ, The Record; Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle; James Michaels; Deb Milbrath, Freelance; Jim Morin, The Miami Herald (P); Mike Lester, Rome,GA, News-Tribune; Pat Oliphant, (P), Tamarind Institute; Jeff Parker, FLORIDA TODAY; Mike Peters, Dayton Daily News (P); Joel Pett, Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader (P); Ted Rall, Universal Press Syndicate; Dana Summers, The Orlando Sentinel; Ann Telnaes, New York Times Syndicate (P); John Trever, The Albuquerque Journal; Gary Varvel, The Indianapolis Star; Matt Wuerker, The Politico; and Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News.
Doug MacGregor, editorial cartoonist for the Gannett-owned The News-Press of Fort Myers, will present a free Cartoon Lecture, September 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Museum’s Harris Auditorium. MacGregor will also host a Cartooning Clinic, September 20, from 11 a.m. to noon for ages 8 and older for $35, or $30 with Museum member discount.
Admission to the exhibition opening is free to the public. Expected artists at the opening reception are Jeff Parker, Ed Hall with the Artizans Syndicate (Jacksonville), Doug MacGregor, and Dana Summers with The Orlando Sentinel.

The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Museum at (321) 242-0737 or visit

About the Brevard Art Museum
The Brevard Art Museum is a non-profit organization supported in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts; Brevard County through the Brevard Cultural Alliance; the Brevard County Tourist Development Council; and by members of the Brevard Art Museum.
Visitor Information
Location: 1463 Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie District of Melbourne.
(321) 242-0737
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., sponsored by Gatto’s Tires & Auto Service.
Admission: Adults $5; seniors $3; children and students with I.D. $2. Free for Museum members. Free admission on Thursday. Special rates and tours are available for groups of 8 or more, and can be scheduled by calling Tina at 242-0737 at least two weeks in advance.

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