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stART goes to the Zimmerli and Graphic Novel Workshop

  • Fatto Americano 338 George Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (map)

Join stART at Fatto Americano and Zimmerli Art Museum

Brunch at Fatto Americano

Private tour of Alison Bechdel Exhibit

Graphic Novel Creation Workshop with coLAB Arts Guest Artist Mark McKenna

This exhibition of the work of Alison Bechdel spans her illustrious, decades-long career. A renowned cartoonist and graphic memoirist who lives in Bolton, Vermont, Bechdel is a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant winner. Her pioneering comic strip about the lives of a group of lesbian friends, Dykes to Watch Out For, ran from 1983 to 2008 and was syndicated in over fifty alternative papers.

Self-Confessed! presents these primary bodies of work in depth through original drawings and sketches, while incorporating other aspects of Bechdel’s creative output, from early drawings to activist ephemera to large-scale self-portraits to a model of the set for the musical Fun Home, reconstructed for this exhibition. The exhibition explores Bechdel’s work as a writer, an artist, and an archivist of the self who continually mines and shares her own experiences in order to communicate something vitally human: the quest for love, acceptance, community, and social justice.

NOTE: This exhibit has some adult themes.
Date of Event: Sept 22 (11:30am – 2:00pm) (Drop off: Fatto Americano 338 George Street, New Burnswick, NJ 08901 Pick Up: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Cost: $5 total!! This includes lunch and Workshop!              
Due Date: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE BY Friday Sept 21. Bring Form and Money with you to the event.



stART is a program in partnership with the New Brunswick Cultural Center and made possible through generous support from Middlesex County.