Green St Arts Centre serves as host for Gallery Event

MOODUS CT, January 11, 2010:  The Comicbook Artists Guild is excited to announce the very first CAG Gallery Showing featuring a Tribute to Rusty Haller, hosted by the Green Street Arts Center in Middletown CT.  Commencing with an opening celebration on Friday, January 22nd, the gallery showing will feature work from some of the hottest up and coming artists in the comic book industry. The show will also feature a retrospective of work from acclaimed comic book artist Rusty Haller, who worked on a wide range of comics including The Flintstones, Looney Tunes, Alf, and his own creation, Ace and Queenie.

The showing will also include a 3-hour workshop for artists who are interested in learning the ins and outs of sequential art. Part one of the workshop will focus on the basics of creating art for the comic page. Part two will move into a more advanced class for those looking to hone their skills and feature the more fantastic elements of bringing mutants and monsters to life in the comic book. These workshops will be held from 1 to 4pm on Saturday, January 23rd.

Throughout the opening weekend, members of the Comicbook Artists Guild will also be exhibiting and selling their art and published works in an Artists Alley room being set up in the Arts Center. The Artists Alley will run from Friday evening through Saturday, January 23rd.  The gallery exhibit will be on display for two weeks.

The Green Street Arts Center is located at 51 Green Street in Middletown CT. The Comicbook Artists Guild Gallery Show and Tribute to Rusty Haller begins Friday January 22, 2010 at 7pm.  Admission is $10 for the general public and $8 for Arts Center members. To register for the two workshops, interested participants should contact the Arts Center directly.  The fee for each workshop is $15.00, or $25.00 for the full session.

The Comicbook Artists Guild, founded in 2000, is an organization dedicated to the networking, education and support of comic book creators, writers and artists alike, regardless of amateur or professional status, skill levels or talent divisions. CAG operates membership chapters in New York Metro and New England, with interest in opening more chapters and continuing to grow. CAG’s goal is to advance the medium of comics through the creative experiences of its members. By bringing them together on projects of their choosing, the Guild perpetuates the positive aspects of the comics industry and its continuing contribution to popular culture.

The Green Street Arts Center, which opened in January 2005, is an initiative of Wesleyan University developed in collaboration with the City of Middletown and the North End Action Team and serves as an anchor to the revitalization efforts currently underway in the North End. Programming in the former schoolhouse at 51 Green Street includes a vibrant after-school program and a wide range of affordable classes and workshops for children and adults in music, dance, visual arts, theater, sound recording, media arts and creative writing.

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