Drawing Across Borders: The Artists of Cartooning for Peace

    April 6, 2019 – April 7, 2019 all-day
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    639 W 46th St
    New York, NY 10036
    Illustration by Cristina Sampaio

    Drawing Across Borders: The Artists of Cartooning for Peace

    On display in the Gallery at the MoCCA Arts Festival

    Saturday, April 6 – Sunday, April 7, 2019

    Created in 2006 at the initiative of Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize and former General Secretary of the United Nations, and press cartoonist Plantu, Cartooning for Peace is a international network of cartoonists committed to the promotion of freedom of expression, human rights and mutual respect among people upholding different cultures and beliefs, using the universal language of press cartoons.

    The Society of Illustrators is pleased to present a selection of work from this important organization to be featured in the Gallery at the MoCCA Arts Festival, located on the main floor at Metropolitan West (West 46th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues), on display April 6-7, 2019. Curated by American cartoonist and writer Liza Donnelly, selected cartoons will highlight current events and topical global themes such as migration and borders, women’s rights, the environment, and war and peace. Artists featured in the exhibit include Ares, Cristina Sampaio, Jean Plantu, Michel Kichka, Ann Telnaes, Patrick Chappette, Firoozeh Mozaffari, Emad Hajjaj, Damien Glez, Jeff Danziger, Elena Ospina, and many more.

    Cartooning for Peace will be further promoting their work at their booth located on the second floor: Table #I-268, I-269. Liza Donnelly, Michel Kichka, Jeff Danziger, and Ann Telnaes will also represent the group in a panel discussion. Scheduling and details will be announced at a later date. For more information about the Fest, please visit their website.

    About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators

    Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

    The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education. The 2019 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 6-7th, 2019 at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).