Great event! Thanks for all the support -- from voice actors Liyat Benchetrit, Sarah Goodman, Colin Matthews and Matthew Krist, musicians Mikhial Gurarie, Adam Reich and Paul Swoger-Ruston, from fellow artists Caeleigh Boara, Katie Shanahan and Claudio Ghirardo, from MLAC curator Lee Petrie and her crew, for all those who braved a cold Thursday evening's journey to Mississauga, and for all who sent their wishes!
Matthew Brown - Comics Writer, Artist and Musician
Thanks for all those years encouraging us to draw, Mom!
Talented voice actors reading from THE CLIFF, Book 5: "The King"...
Sarah Goodman, Liyat Benchetrit, Colin Matthews and Matthew Krist
Live musicians improvising the soundtrack... Mikhial Gurarie on bass, Adam Reich on atmospherics and percussion, Matthew Brown on drum and, just out of the left edge, Paul Ruston on guitar
The audience came out on a cold Thursday night in January... thank you!
Did you know that many have debated
whether or not comics are an art-form? Some say yes, some say no but the Living
Arts Centre is putting together its first ever exhibition on comics by four
artists: Claudio Ghirardo, Matthew Brown, Katie Shanahan, and Caeleigh Boara,
who have taken the medium and its use of visual narrative to tell stories of
everyday life, funny situations, dreamlike drama, and more. Here are six very
good reasons you should visit “Comics: The Road to Independence”
done on windows
Besides pages of amazing comic book
art, you will also be see drawings done on the windows! The artists have used
the windows at the Living Arts Centre as panels, each artist drew on a window
or two and began telling a story and started a comic strip panel. More will be
done during the opening reception Thursday January 18, from 7-9pm.
live reading by the renowned Matthew Brown
During the opening reception, artist
Matthew Brown will be doing, for the first time ever in Mississauga, a live
performance reading of his graphic novel “The Cliff”. Live music will be
played, actors will provide the voices of the characters from the comic, and video
images from the graphic novel will be displayed on the wall of the gallery.
During the exhibition, the public can watch a video of the comic book
performance reading at their own leisure.
be a reading room to relax in
A reading room will be installed
allowing the public to read various comics while in the gallery. Whether you
are into comics or not (you will be after this exhibition), you can sit down,
relax, and enjoy being a kid again while reading innovative comics.
artist is an independent one
All the artists are independents! Meaning that the artworks are written,
drawn (some painted), and published by the artists themselves. Their own
personal work from their own personal perspectives, you will not see
superheroes, fantasy or sci-fi adventure. You will see how artists have used
comics to tell stories about real life situations, romance, drama, meditation,
This a first of its kind event in Mississauga
This is the first time the Living Arts Centre, or any gallery in Mississauga, has
ever done an exhibition on comics. Independent, sometimes known as alternative,
comics are not as well known as DC and Marvel but have for the past 25 years
grown into close a billion dollar market.
It's half of $0.00 to attend!
It’s FREE!! All you need to do is enter the Living
Arts Centre, walk through the gallery doors on the second floor, and enjoy the
show and comics.
The opening reception at the Living Arts Centre is on Thursday, January 18 from
7-pm and there will be munchies and drinks (no alcohol) and it is FREE to
Free admission, free drinks, free snacks, free entertainment, free enjoyment.
Best of all? You'll be supporting our local arts community!