Monday, September 22, 2008

15 March through 5 April 2009 :: The University of Georgia at Athens

Next spring, to help celebrate it's annual Athenaze alumni festival, the University of Georgia Classics Department will host the APA Comics Contest Traveling Exhibit. With luck, alumnus of the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Brian Delandro Hardison, who won First Place in the Adult category with his entry, 'Breakfast,' will be able to attend and meet students interested in the intersection between Classics and contemporary graphic arts.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

15 October through 15 November 2008 :: Bard College

One of Bard's students, Jonathan Gorga, was a second-place winner in the Adult category. In late October, the exhibit will travel to his alma mater, Bard College, at the invitation of Prof. Benjamin Stevens (Classical Studies).

9 through 11 October 2008 :: The Classical Association of the Atlantic States, in Princeton, New Jersey

The Traveling Exhibit will be on display throughout the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, in Princeton, New Jersey (at the Westin Hotel), near Princeton University.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

2 through 19 September 2008 :: Luther College

To open the academic year, Luther College will display the APA Comics Contest Traveling Exhibit at its Decorah, Iowa campus. Thank you to the Classics Department at Luther for exhibiting these artists' work.

28 July through 2 August 2008 :: The National Junior Classical League Annual Convention

The Traveling Exhibit will be displayed at the 55th Annual NJCL Convention (Click here for an interactive site too!)at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The American Classical League becomes a Sponsor

Recently, the American Classical League awarded the Traveling Exhibit of the APA Comics Contest 2008 a generous Outreach grant to further its visibility. Also, the exhibit is due to appear at the 61st Annual ACL Institute (see below) at the University of New Hampshire in June. Thank you, American Classical League for your support!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Excellence Through Classics becomes a Sponsor

Thank you to the Excellence Through Classics organization for their generous Outreach Grant, in support of the traveling exhibit. The APA Comics Contest display is proud to be a part of ETC's efforts to promote classics in elementary, middle school and introductory classics programs.

The Classical Association of the Atlantic States becomes a Sponsor

Heartfelt thanks are due to the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, who have awarded the Traveling Exhibit a generous Program Grant. CAAS joins a growing list of sponsors, along with the APA, that are supporting the educational mission of the display. Thank you, CAAS.

27 through 29 June 2008 :: ACL Institute, U New Hampshire, Durham NH

The Traveling Exhibit will move to the 61st Meeting of the ACL Institute hosted by the American Classical League, on the campus of the University of New Hampshire.

Eta Sigma Phi becomes a Sponsor

Eta Sigma Phi deserves thanks and recognition for its support of the APA Comics Contest traveling exhibit. Eta Sigma Phi has gone the extra mile in helping to assure that the display arrives at its appointed destinations. Thank you, Eta Sigma Phi.

2 May through 20 June 2008 :: A Potomac Tour

The exhibit will be circulating to schools of entrants in Maryland, District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia. More details to come!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

28 January through 7 February 2008 :: Monmouth College, IL

The Ceres Comics Contest Exhibit is on display at Monmouth College in its Hewes Library (see exhibit hours), sponsored by its Department of Classics and Hewes Library. Admission is Free.

Monday, January 28, 2008

First Display at APA/AIA Chicago, 3 January through 6 January 2008

To accompany the academic panel "Classics and Comics" (coordinated by C. W. Marshall, UBC, and George Kovacs, U Toronto) and sponsored by the Outreach Committee, the APA held a graphic artwork competition centering on the Ceres/Proserpina myth. Our inspiration was the Art Deco statue that crowns the landmark Chicago Board of Trade building.

The contest received over thirty entries from twelve US states and Canada. Three age groups are represented: • K-7th Grade (up to 13 years of age) • 8th-12th Grade (up to 18 years of age and • Adult, for high school graduates, undergraduate and graduate students, academics, practicing graphic designers and the public-at-large.

The three First Place winners in each category will have their artwork published in an upcoming issue of Amphora, the outreach journal of the American Philological Association.

Below, you can see how the posters, which are durable and professionally printed, were displayed in a busy lobby in the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, conference center.