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New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren discusses visual satire

Part of First Wednesdays at Essex Junction’s Brownell Library

New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren will share some of the history of visual satire in a talk at Brownell Library in Essex Junction on March 4 at 7 p.m. His talk, “Making Sport for Our Neighbors,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Koren will offer a tour of the roots of visual satire leading to the New Yorker cartoon, with an excursion into the archive of his own work.

Born in New York City, Koren has published over 1,000 cartoons with The New Yorker magazine, written and illustrated numerous books, and contributed to publications including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, G.Q., Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Fortune, Vanity Fair, The Nation, and The Boston Globe. His cartoons, drawings, and prints have been widely exhibited in shows across the United States as well as in France, England, and Czechoslovakia. In 2007 he received The Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. He is currently the Vermont Cartoonist Laureate.

Upcoming Essex Junction talks include “The Medici Grand Dukes: Art and Politics in Renaissance Florence” with UVM professor Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio on April 8 (special date) and “Calvin Coolidge: More Than Two Words” with actor Jim Cooke on May 6.

To learn more visit: www.vermonthumanities.org/WhatWeDo/FirstWednesdays/FirstWednesdaysBurlington/tabid/164/Default.aspx

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Essex FriendCHIPS Mentor of the Month:

FriendCHIPS Mentoring is celebrates Wendy Cobb, Principal at Founders Memorial School, and Angelina Pommerencke, of Essex Center, as the mentoring pair of the month for February. FriendCHIPS is a school-based mentoring program that empowers the youth of the community by pairing them with a dedicated adult mentor for an hour a week. To learn more visit www.essexchips.org/programs/for-youth/friendchips. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

FriendCHIPS Mentoring is celebrates Wendy Cobb, Principal at Founders Memorial School, and Angelina Pommerencke, of Essex Center, as the mentoring pair of the month for February. FriendCHIPS is a school-based mentoring program that empowers the youth of the community by pairing them with a dedicated adult mentor for an hour a week. To learn more visit www.essexchips.org/programs/for-youth/friendchips.
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