One Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages Exhibit at Boston Center for Adult Education

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The Boston Center for Adult Education Plays Host to Unique Art Exhibition Featuring One-of-a-Kind Comic Strips and Special Reception

One Fine Sunday Exhibit Visits the Boston Center for Adult Education

"We're honored that the Art Everywhere Gallery at the Boston Center for Adult Education was able to host this rare exhibit," Susan B. Brown, Executive Director of the Boston Center for Adult Education

It comes once a week: the weight of the oversized newspaper, the smell of freshly brewed coffee, and the ease of a perfectly acceptable “pajama day.” Sunday mornings give everyone the chance to forget the past week, look ahead to the next, and lose themselves in the exploits of their favorite cartoon characters such as Garfield, Curtis, and Arlo & Janis.

The Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) is offering readers a chance to relieve all their favorite memories from the Sunday “funnies” beginning May 2nd, 2011, as it presents “One Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages,” a free, one-of-a-kind exhibition featuring the original artwork of more than 130 nationally syndicated comic strips, all published in newspapers across America on the same day!

Having already delighted audiences across North America, “One Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages” will be in Boston for one month only before retiring at the end of 2011. Curated by John Read, comic artist and editor of Stay Tooned! magazine, “One Fine Sunday” provides a snapshot of virtually every American comic strip currently being published. Whether you’re a fan of Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury,” Jeff Keane’s “Family Circus,” Jim Davis’s “Garfield,” or Brad & Paul Anderson’s “Marmaduke,” you will find something you love in this one-of-a-kind exhibition.

Joining the exhibition is nationally acclaimed political cartoonist, Dan Wasserman, who will be displaying seven of his original pieces alongside “One Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages” throughout the month of May. Wasserman has been a political cartoonist for The Boston Globe since 1985, and has published two collections of drawings, "We've Been Framed" (Faber & Faber, 1987) and "Paper Cuts" (Ivan R. Dee, 1995). His work has been reprinted in The New York Times, Newsweek, the Economist and The Wall Street Journal and is syndicated to about 40 papers internationally by Tribune Media Services.

Not only will the original artwork don the walls of the BCAE during the month of May, but the BCAE will be hosting a free reception on Sunday, May 29th, 2011 (the last day that the exhibit will be displayed) from 2:00PM to 4:00PM, providing the general public with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to mingle with many of the famed cartoonists whose original work is exhibited including Garry Trudeau of "Doonesbury,” Jeff Keane of “Family Circus,” Ray Billingsley of “Curtis,” Lynn Johnston of “For Better or For Worse,” Dan Piraro of “Bizarro,” and Richard Thompson of "Cul de Sac." RSVP is required and can be done by visiting http://www.bcae.org or calling 617-267-4430!

“One Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages” will be displayed at the BCAE from May 2nd through May 29th, 2011. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Guests need only check in at the BCAE’s front desk to see the art of their favorite funnies!

Reception Info: Free to the public. Sunday, May 29th, 2011 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. RSVP is necessary. Please visit http://www.bcae.org or call the Boston Center for Adult Education at 617-267-4430 to RSVP.

Gallery Info: Free to the public. The exhibit will be open from Monday, May 2nd, 2011 through Friday, May 27th, 2011. Exhibit hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

Location:         Boston Center for Adult Education, 122 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116.

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