Comic Art at St. Joseph's

LOST TREASURE: ORIGINAL COMIC ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAN NADEL BROOKLYN, N.Y. - August 21, 2007 - St. Joseph's College's Council for the Arts is proud to present Lost Treasure: The Original Comic Art from the Collection of Dan Nadel. This exhibit will be on display at the Alumni Room Gallery, Tuohy Hall, 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y., from September 5th to October 11. There will be a gallery talk on Wednesday, September 19th at 12:40 p.m.

In addition, there will be receptions on Thursday, September 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and also on Saturday, September 15th from 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. All are free and open to the general public. Regular gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m.

Following the wildly popular LACMA Masters of Comics exhibition, Lost Treasure seeks to fill in the historical gaps of the record of this uniquely American artform. Culled from the personal collection of Dan Nadel, a professor of illustration at the Parsons School of Design, this exhibition is a unique opportunity to view some of the truly lost treasures of American art. Dating from the early 20th century to today, Nadel's collection includes traditional Sunday newspaper comic strip art as well as avant-garde comics produced by underground cartoonists from the 1960's to present day.

Founded by Sister Elizabeth A. Hill, CSJ, J.D., president, the St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts is a coalition of students, faculty members and staff who serve as a focal point for St. Joseph’s College’s educational and community outreach programming in the arts. By expanding and integrating campus arts activities, the Council seeks to enhance the public image of the College as a cultural center in Brooklyn and aims to make arts and cultural events more accessible to its students and area neighbors. For more information about this exhibit or other upcoming cultural events at the College's Brooklyn campus, please call (718) 399-6755.