Society of Illustrators 52nd Annual Travelling Show

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This traveling exhibit is a tour of forty three works selected from the Society’s Annual Exhibition. These works are a representative sample of the best in the six categories of the Annual Exhibition: Sequential, Editorial, Book, Advertising, Institutional and Un-commissioned. All forty-three works were featured in the juried Illustrators 52 Annual Exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in 2010.

The Center for the Arts at Endicott College is pleased to announce the Society of Illustrators 52nd Annual Travelling Exhibit in the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery, Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly on display from Tuesday, February 22 – April 15, 2011. Gallery Hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2011, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a lecture by Special Guest Sue Coe, politically oriented artist and author at 7:00 p.m.in the Rose Performance Hall. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

This traveling exhibit is a tour of forty three works selected from the Society’s Annual Exhibition. These works are a representative sample of the best in the six categories of the Annual Exhibition: Sequential, Editorial, Book, Advertising, Institutional and Un-commissioned. All forty-three works were featured in the juried Illustrators 52 Annual Exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in 2010.

Many of the artists are familiar, and some are the rising stars of tomorrow. The works in this exhibit were created for clients such as Good Earth Teas; Hyperion Books, Kumon Publishing, Viena Editorial in Barcelona; Vintage Books; Henry Holt Books for Young Readers; Harper Collins; MORE Magazine, Canada; LA Times; the New Republic; Rolling Stones Magazine; Runners World; Entertainment Weekly; Christian Dior Beauty, Pamela Ellsworth Institute of Fashion; and BLAB!

The Society of Illustrators was founded 1901 in New York, to provide illustrators a center to discuss, demonstrate and exhibit their work. The Society contributes to future artists and the community, honor its preeminent practitioners; and take a stand on legal and ethical issues affecting the profession. The Society’s mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large.

These original works were hand drawn, painted or produced digitally. Covering a variety of political and social topics, this artwork gives our students a first-hand look at the many forms and uses of illustration.

The Society of Illustrators exhibit joined with New Voices Unique Visions: AIGA Best of the Student Design Community, and the Lecture/Presentation by Sue Coe, politically oriented artist, form Endicott College’s “Visual Trilogy”. Please join us on Thursday, March 3, 2011 as we celebrate the power of art to create change. The gallery receptions, awards ceremony for the AIGA Student Design exhibit, and the lecture/presentation are all free and open to the public. This exhibit was made possible with support from the Bruce T. Halle Family Foundation.

The Society of Illustrators 52nd Annual Travelling Exhibit, and Endicott College’s related programming are central to the mission of the School of Visual + Performing Arts, where approximately 300 students are earning Bachelor degrees in Creative Arts Therapy, Graphic Design, Photography, Studio Art, and Interior Design, with an option for a concentration in Sustainable Design. The School also offers minors in Art History, Creative Arts Therapy, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Studio Art, and Theater. For further information on this exhibit or any of the events at the Center for the Arts, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or kmoore (at) endicott (dot) edu or visit http://www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.

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