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Bill Widener has been a comics fan since his Batmaniacal childhood in the 1960s. For years , he studied and collected comic books while developing his skills as a cartoonist. In 2014, Widener found himself deeply alienated from the business by the constant event-mongering and rebooting by the major publishers. He was also looking to get back into drawing after several year away from the board. Discovering that people still did zines, Widener began his own, Comics Funnies, March of that year. Comics Funnies has published 19 issues, with two Summer Specials, first in a 16... more info

These colorful paintings emerged in Huxian County (about 25 miles southwest of Xian City in central China) from a tradition that included paper cutting, embroidery, and other folk arts. In the 1950s farming families began to produce colorful paintings at home. Most depicted the daily life of the countryside, such as festival celebrations, harvest activities, feeding livestock, children playing, local operas, village traditions, pastoral scenes, elders’ pastimes, and more. The paintings are rendered using brilliant colors and bold and simple styles full of a naive charm that clearly and... more info

Traveling Chinese contemporary watercolor exhibition sponsored by Chinese United Watercolor Association and the ACFIC Folk Artworks & Antique. Co-organized by the Saint Louis Artist Guild, Lexington Public Library, The "Collection" Magazine, and Beijing Arthelp Cultural Development Co., Ltd.... more info

Dongfeng Li is an associate professor teaching drawing, painting and watercolor at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. His past teaching experiences include teaching at Webster University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and workshop during the exhibition of Ming Dynasty Art, History and Culture at the St. Louis Art Museum.

In this body of work, I am interested in exploring the conceptions and expectations that Indian society has on Indian women. I am interested in exploring the notion of women as a compliment to men. I’m observing how this ideology takes form in a social context. I am also visually rejecting these unwanted and imposed ideologies.

Charlie Haggard is an independent artist and illustrator based in Huntington, WV who focuses on creating his own universe of original characters, comics, and drawings. Self-taught and inspired by a blend of nostalgia, pop culture, and a surreal imagination, his goal is to capture a unique drawing style invoking curiosity and wonder to distract from the fact that he has no idea what he’s doing. To see more of... more info

Dongfeng Li is an associate professor teaching drawing, painting and watercolor at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. His past teaching experiences include teaching at Webster University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and workshop during the exhibition of Ming Dynasty Art, History and Culture at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Traveling Chinese contemporary watercolor exhibition sponsored by Chinese United Watercolor Association and the ACFIC Folk Artworks & Antique. Co-organized by the Saint Louis Artist Guild, Lexington Public Library, The "Collection" Magazine, and Beijing Arthelp Cultural Development Co., Ltd.

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