As part of all things ephemera at the Library Company, I was asked to curate a mini-exhibition (with the help of the one and only Christian Patchell!) in collaboration with the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society. Nine artists will be making work inspired by the Ephemera Collection to be put on display this coming September. To get the creative juices flowing, I invited the artists to draw with the collection, for nothing is better than holding the real thing in your hands! We sketched for two hours, and that was not enough time because it was hard to settle on one or two pieces to work from.
One thing that sets PCS apart is its love for collaboration. We love to work together and draw together. We influence and support each other creatively. Having the opportunity to draw together at LCP was a great experience, and I expect there will be many return visits.
What you see here are some photos of PCS’rs doing what they do best as well as some sketches from Christian Patchell, Melissa Lomax, and Kyle Margiotta. Also participating in the show : Jeffro Kilpatrick, Tim Durning, Eamon Dougherty, Christine Larsen, Andrew Hoffman, and myself.
The main ephemera exhibit Remnants of Everyday Life opens May 13th, be sure to stop by and take a gander!! Also you can big thank you to Erika, Rachael, and the Library Company for giving us the this opportunity! We will be posting our progress as the exhibit approaches so be sure to check back!