Rich Tommaso’s visit to SAW

Thanks to Rich Tommaso, for coming to SAW to show his amazing artwork, to talk about his career, to speak to the Gainesville public, to use our space a little and to donate a piece for our gallery! SAW students listening to Tommaso and rifling through his sketchbooks: Scenes from the Art Show: Interviewing Tommaso at the Gainesville Library: Rich and Amy enjoy the Gainesville life: Rich getting some…

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Article about SAW @ WUFT

WUFT and Ashira Morris did a great write up of us and other arts organizations in Gainesville. Take a look at the article here: http://www.wuft.org/news/2013/07/05/local-art-galleries/

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Scenes from the SAW Sketch Night

SAW Sketch Night was a terrific event. Hosted at the Acrosstown Repertory Theater and co produced and directed by Tom and Sheila Bishop of crookedletter . We had a great time drawing for our fabulous actors Dan Kuhn and Carolyn Salt, working with them, giving them ideas and prompts, listening to them and combining our skills and forms. Below is some pictures. Come back next year for SAW Sketch Two!…

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UF Comics Conference with Trina Robbins and Megan Kelso

The legendary and incredibly vibrant and funny Trina Robbins came to Gainesville this weekend, along with Megan Kelso, creator of Queen of the Black, Black, Artichoke Tales, and Watergate Sue for the 2013 comics conference focusing on women in comics. Leela also was an invited guest. Leela and Trina at Leonardo’s Megan Kelso’s talk about place in her comics at SAW   Trina and journalist/curator Dina Weinstein listening to…

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Visting Artist: Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels

Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, who’s lovely Meteorologie show (painting above) was just up at FLA Gallery here in Gainesville stopped by on her way out of town to do some Riso printing. I am always glad to offer the studio space to creative, adventurous artists (See Erin Curry’s amazing abstract comic, for instance. What Serra did is create little gems of geometric prints in flat gold on card and…

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Shots from the LiveVibe TV Cast

  Pictures from the Live Vibe TV broadcast at University of Florida last week. That’s a 20 foot Hutch Owen and yes 9 Nancy Panels strung in a row with live improvised music playing along. Thank Fantagraphics and Mark Newgarden! Oh yeah and that’s me showing off pre-digital Rubylith at the desk to our host Mandy. Hi Mandy!

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A Day in the Life of SAW

Been using SAW as a studio, teaching space, comics resource library. Each day is filled with visitors, conversation as well as great work time. Some recent scenes: Sculptor Erin Curry comes in with a home made kite, the size and shape of a mardi-gras mask. I showed Erin some Lumakick by Richard Hahn and also a series of books by Warren Craghead. I love showing new work to people….

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Leela Corman’s radio show

Having finally finished her giant graphic novel, Leela has been already busy working on other creative projects. She sent this out yesterday to share one of them, and we thought we’d share it here. “Hello friends – As some of you know, we moved to beautiful Gainesville, Florida a couple of months ago. It’s a great town, full of interesting people and places. And I guess their standards are…

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