The Trenton Free Public Library and the Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) will present the exhibition “Art by Area Cartoonists” at the Trenton Free Public Library, 120 Academy Street, from July 1 to July 27.
An opening reception is set for Friday, July 1, 5 to 7 p.m. as part of the Trenton Downtown Association’s First Fridays and recognition of the museum’s presence in the city’s Creek2Canal Trenton Arts District. An artist’s talk is scheduled for Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m.
“Art by Area Cartoonists” features work by regional artists who portray everyday events through cartoons and Illustrations. Participating artists include Bill Hogan and Ken Wilkie.
Hogan, based in Morrisville, Pa., is the retired editorial cartoonist for the Bergen Record, where he created thousands of images for the major New Jersey daily on subjects ranging from political intrigue to fast food. He is also a fine arts painter who exhibits regularly in the Trenton area and was a member of the Trenton Artists Workshop Association.
Wilkie lives in Hamilton and, in addition to being a cartoonist, is a retired teacher at Riverside Elementary School in Princeton and an occasional U.S. 1 illustrator. With a degree in art and history from Rutgers University and additional study with nationally syndicated cartoonist Mort Gerberg at the New School in New York, Wilkie has created cartoons for numerous publications, ranging from Saturday Evening Post to Good Housekeeping.
TAWA is a Greater Trenton nonprofit organization and has a history of more than 30 years exhibiting in such venues as the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton City Museum, Artworks Trenton, Prince Street Gallery in New York City, and more. For more information, visit the organization’s Facebook page.