January - February, Sponsored by Behind the Books (BehindTheBook.org - School Visits: Elementary Schools: CS21: Simmons 2010 ), Simmons is leading over 50 middle school students in a 4 week Art of Making Comics Workshops series. The residency includes a trip to New York's well known Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA. www.moccany.org).
January - February, Working with the Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation (http://christopherbarronlivelife.org/index.html ), Simmons is teaching his Art of Making Comics to 93 middle school students PS 21 in Paterson, NJ. This is his second time there. "It's even more important now," Simmons says, "The economic crisis we face has cut the school's art teacher and program, as well as their librarian. Our program utilizes both, and is the only things they may have for the whole year."
THE COLOR OF COMICS in HARLEM, NY
Back from a 3 month exhibition in Miami Florida, "The Color of Comics" is a collection of images depicting people of color as they are represented in comic art. Organized by Alex Simmons and Eugene Adams, the images were submitted by artists and publishers from around the world. The goal of the exhibit is to help shine a light on a body of work that will depict characters who are African, African American, Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern, Asian, etc., whether their creators share the same heritage or not.
This exciting and vibrant exhibit is returning to New York City after a 3 month run in Miami, Florida. So come share this unique and eye opening experience.
The New York Public Library
Countee Cullen Library
104 West 136th Street
New York, NY 10030
April 6 to 28, 2010
For gallery viewing schedule, directions, or other information contact:
Alex Simmons: Alex@SimmonsHereAndNow.com,
Eugene Adams at Bronx Community College: 718-249-5952.