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August 18, 2010
Art Gallery Presents 'I, Con: The Brilliant Work of Paul Conrad'
As the first exhibition of the fall 2010 semester, the College of the Canyons Art Gallery will feature the works of three-time Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad.
Regarded as one of the most distinguished political cartoonists in the world, Conrad began his career at The Denver Post in 1950 before moving on to the Los Angeles Times in 1964 where he served as chief editorial cartoonist until 1993.
At 87, Conrad is still active and producing his biting cartoons for syndication in newspapers across the country and abroad.
Despite having been honored with three Pulitzers and numerous other prestigious awards, Conrad is most fond of his distinction for being included on Richard Nixon’s infamous “enemies” list -- a comment on the impact of the artist’s prolific work during that era.
“I feel that this exhibition will be a real treat for our community. Of all the editorial cartoonists working today, no one has reached the status of Paul Conrad,” said COC art gallery director, Larry Hurst. “This type of creative work requires not only technical drawing skill, but a sharp wit and profound understanding of social and political events — not to mention humor! Mr. Conrad is certainly a master of this genre.”
Featuring more than 50 drawings, the exhibition “I, Con: The Brilliant Work of Paul Conrad,” will open Tuesday, Aug. 31, and run through Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.
A special reception will be held in the COC Art Gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31.
The COC Art Gallery is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Visitors unable to visit the gallery during these hours are welcome to call (661) 362-3612 to make a viewing appointment.
All gallery exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public.
For more information regarding the COC Art Gallery or the Paul Conrad exhibition please visit www.canyons.edu/artgallery/.