Thursday, October 23, 2008

Zombo Gallery Events October November December 2008

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Three BIG shows are happening at Zombo Gallery to wind down one incredible year. Thanks so much for having a blast with us.Zombo Gallery 4900 Hatfield St. Pgh, PA 15201 412-904-3703,

#1 THE CLOSING RECEPTION FOR "GIRLS, GIRLS GIRLS". OCT 25th 7-11pm (Halloween Party!)Julie Devine (co-owner of Zombo Gallery) has assembled a bevy of artsy beauties to show off some of their cutting edge talents. The opening was fantastic as Deb Bobeck, Kate Burgess, Becky Corrigan, Steph Sciollio, Lauren 2e, Jen Buczynski, Kersten Irvin, Jen Synder, and Julie Devine shared centerstage. Join them this weekend for what promises to be another great annual event at Zombo Gallery.

[Pittsburgh, PA] Come see the first ever partnership between the ToonSeum and Zombo Gallery: Ink and Paint. The exhibition will feature traditional ink cartoons and less traditional paintings by national and local cartoonists. The opening reception is on Friday, November 14, 2008 from 6 to 11 pm. The show will run through Saturday, December 6, 2008.

Ink and Paint is inspired by the desire to showcase the variety of work created by cartoonists. "Cartoonists work in many mediums, and diverse styles. We wanted to create a gallery show that would give the public and collectors the opportunity to explore cartoons as a highly entertaining and collectible art form." says Ink and Paint curator, Joe Wos.

The show will feature some of the nations top talent including Dan Piraro, Rob Rogers, Jim Borgman, Mike Peters, Lee Moder, Ed Piskor, Wayno, Steph Scuillo, and Joe Wos, among others.
The exhibition will feature original art for sale as well as a silent auction of select items. All proceeds will benefit the ToonSeum, Pittsburgh's museum dedicated to the cartoon arts. The ToonSeum celebrated its first birthday in October 2008. In its first year they created groundbreaking exhibitions including Drawn to the Hive: Cartooning Pittsburgh's Mayors, Wee Pal's: The Works of Morrie Turner, and Just Kidding Around: Children in Cartoons and Comics.

"Zombo Gallery is the home for Cartoon low-brow pop art," says Zombo Gallery owner, Michael Devine. "Since our inception, we found that this kind of art has been neglected and needs to be brought to the local art community. Lawrenceville is the perfect spot for us. Most of the people here grew up on comics and cartoons and still have a large place in their hearts for it."

Come see Ink and Paint at Zombo Gallery, 4900 Hatfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Join the ToonSeum and Zombo Gallery at the opening reception on Friday, November 14, 2008 from 6 to 11 pm. The opening reception and gallery is free and always open to the public. Gallery hours are Friday 5 to 7:30 pm and Saturday noon to 4 pm. For more information please call Zombo Gallery at 412-904-3703 or the ToonSeum at 412-325-1060.

#3 A CALL FOR ARTISTS .....THE ZOMBO GALLERY UKULELE SHOW DEC 13-27 2008 Artists can supply their own uke, or one can be purchased here:


Hi there! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Nathan Mazur. I'm a cartoonist / animator here in Pittsburgh. I've done stuff for American Greetings, Carnegie Mellon, Disney Television, as well as a lot of material for the interweb. I'm also a member of Pittsburgh Illustrators and serve on the advisory board for the Toonseum. I'm putting together a group art show at the Zombo Gallery ( in Lawrenceville this December (13-27th). Planning is still in its infancy, but basically each artist will paint whatever they'd like on a ukulele (for example: Other aesthetic modifications may be done to the ukulele as long as it doesn't make it much heavier and it is still recognizable as a ukulele. We will probably leave it up to the individual artists to procure their own uke for the endeavor, though if you have trouble finding one, I can provide you with a few places online where one can be ordered at minimal cost (around $30 for a soprano uke). There's also unassembled kits available for a little bit more that might make it easier to paint on. Aside from the cost of the ukulele, I'd also be forever grateful if each participating artist would be able to chip in for advertising and food for the opening reception. I don't have an exact figure for this yet as it will be dependant on how many artists we get to participate, but it should hopefully be reasonable. Space is limited to around 50 artists. If you're interested in participating or have any questions, please let me know. Also, if you know of any local Pittsburgh artists who might be into this sort of thing, feel free to forward this e-mail. Many thanks and I hope to hear back from you! -Nathan

Nathan Mazur cartoons - animation -illustration - design


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