For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2012
Nancy Colvin, 614.629.0303
COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART AND THURBER HOUSE PARTNER
TO PRESENT GRAPHIC NOVELIST RESIDENCY
(Columbus, OH) – The Columbus Museum of Art and Thurber House are pleased to announce a collaboration for their first Graphic Novelist Residency. The three-week residency, supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, is designed to provide a graphic artist/writer with an opportunity to develop a work-in-progress. The recipient will receive a stipend and housing in the two-bedroom apartment located in the boyhood home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber.
The first recipient of the residency is Paul Hornschemeier, Ohio State University alumnus and author of books including Mother, Come Home and the New York Times bestselling Life With Mr. Dangerous. In addition to researching and producing new work, he will take part in public events during his stay in Columbus. Thurber House will engage Paul in both youth and adult educational programs.
“We are incredibly excited to be part of this new residency,” said Nannette V. Maciejunes, executive director of the Columbus Museum of Art. “It gives us the opportunity to continue the conversation about the place comic art holds in the art world as we deepen our relationship with Thurber House.”
“CMA and Thurber House share a strong commitment to outreach and education within the Columbus community,” said Susanne Jaffe, executive director of Thurber House. “Connecting the visual and written arts through this residency has been a natural partnership.”
At Thurber House:
The Graphic Novel
Adult Writing Workshop
Monday, March 26, 6:00-8:00 PM
Instructor: Paul Hornschemeier.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: March 16
Young Writers’ Studio
Wednesday, March 28, 6:00-8:00 PM
Led by Paul Hornschemeier
Visit thurberhouse.org for more information
At Columbus Museum of Art:
Big Picture Lecture
Saturday, March 31, 2:00 PM
Otterbein professor of philosophy Andrew Mills will speak about Hornschemeier’s work in a philosophical context. Hornschemeier majored in philosophy at The Ohio State University and often addresses philosophical issues in his books, most notably in his 2007 work The Three Paradoxes.
Presented in collaboration with The OSU Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities.
Admission to the lecture is free.
Artist’s Talk and Interview
Thursday, April 5, 7:00 PM
Paul Hornschemeier speaks about his creative process with interviewer, comics writer, and blogger Jared Gardner, a professor of English and Film Studies at OSU. In conjunction with his talk, CMA will display a selection of Hornschemeier’s scripts, storyboards, and sketches highlighting his creative process.
Free with museum admission.
About the Columbus Museum of Art: The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Charlotte R. Haller, Lewis K. Osborne, and Robert B. Hurst funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, and until 8:30 PM every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit www.columbusmuseum.org.
About Thurber House: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Thurber House opened its doors in 1984 as a non-profit literary center and museum located in the former home of author, and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber. Our mission is to celebrate the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience, and to continue the legacy of James Thurber. Thurber House is proud to be in a city and a state that provides generous support to the arts. For additional information, please visit www.ThurberHouse.org.
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