Start With A Sketch Exhibition now open

A GHC Exhibition highlighting cartoonists, illustrators and voice characters from our community.

More than 150 people attended our Members/Sponsors Only Preview Reception of "Start With A Sketch", an exhibition designed and developed by the Geneva History Center  highlighting the rich culture of illustration through the talented cartoonists, illustrators and voice actors connected to the community. This exhibition showcases original artwork from our archival collection and includes a large collaboration with artists and their families past and present.

It features well-known artists such as Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many Hanna Barbera characters along with Chester Gould, creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip. Other local artists include George Borg, John Jarvis, Charley Krebs, Evans and Rebecca Krehbiel, Tom Lichtenheld, Al Ochsner, and Robert Spong.

Interactives include an Inspiration Station where visitors can explore many different ways to illustrate and sit back in our bean bag chairs and read the books that are featured in the exhibition, also a touch-screen brings you into the world of voice characters.  Our Cartoonist in Resident, Al Ochsner will be here from 1-2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month demonstrating his drawing techniques.

Enter our Cartoon Caption contest each month by posting your caption on our wall during your visit.  The top three captions will be posted on the GHC Facebook page for the public to "like."  The caption that receives the most "likes" will win a $10 Geneva Chamber gift certificate, a one year membership to the Geneva History Center and be featured in our window for the world to see!

Admission to the exhibition is $2/each, free for GHC Members, and includes admission to "Greetings from Geneva" on our town's history.

"Start With A Sketch" is sponsored by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, Kane County Chronicle, McDonald's of Geneva/John Lardas, Jr. and Miscella Real Estate.  It will be open until November 2 with many wonderful programs offered through the months here at GHC.

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