November 20, 2008

Press Contact:
Malika L. Granville, Associate, Marketing & Communications
Brooklyn Public Library
Phone: 718.230.2211



Brooklyn, NY, [November 18, 2008] – The world has never been as preoccupied with politics as it is at this moment, and the new exhibitions at Central Library are no exception. These exhibitions are free and open to the public. Central Library is located at 10 Grand Army Plaza. For more information, please call 718.230.2100.

November 4, 2008 – January 10, 2009:

The Art of Politics, in the Grand Lobby, features editorial art by Randy Jones from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday, as well as illustrations from The Inner Circle Program, a charity show presented by journalists who cover New York City Hall. Jones’s illustrations have been widely published, and he has been a guest speaker at events for the Society of Illustrators, School of Visual Arts and Parsons.

Got a Light?, in the Foyer Gallery Cases, is a collection from Larry Cole and Joe DeGennaro of matches and match memorabilia dating from the turn of the century right up to the present. DeGennaro has been a collector of matchbooks since the late 1960s and has since amassed a collection of more than 200,000 matchcovers and matchboxes, as well as other match memorabilia.

All in the Family, in the Youth Wing, is a retrospective of the award-winning children’s books by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney, a husband-and-wife team, which have delighted young readers worldwide with stories and illustrations. Andrea is vice president and editor-at-large for Scholastic Trade and author of more than 20 children’s books, many of which have won top honors. Brian is an illustrator and author of several award-winning children’s books, a NAACP Image Award nominee and the recipient of more than a dozen American Library Association Notable Book citations.

A.D.: New Orleans after the Deluge, in the Second Floor Balcony Cases, features nonfiction comics by Josh Neufeld that follow the experiences of six real-life people from New Orleans before, during and after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the city. Neufeld, a published comics artist, is a 2004 Xeric Award winner, a founding member of the online comics collective ACT-I-VATE and an associate artist with The Civilians, a New York-based theater company.

Clip-Art Comics, in the Second Floor Balcony Cases, is a collection of comics by David Rees who created Get Your War On and My New Fighting Technique Is Unstoppable. His comic series, Get Your War On, has been published in Rolling Stone, was featured as animation on 23/ and took to the stage in a theatrical adaptation, which won the Best Original Work from an Ensemble Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

For an interview with the artists or more information, please contact Malika L. Granville at 718.230.2211
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