Monte Wolverton

“Art in the Family”–a Father-Daugher Show at Boomerang + Kids’ Art Show & Party

Boomerang is hosting two art shows this August, with a huge, family-friendly launch party on First Friday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m., featuring live music by Randy Cate, complimentary refreshments, and cranked-up air conditioning!

The first show, “Art in the Family: Systems Meet Chaos,” is a father-daughter show featuring the far-out art of nationally syndicated political cartoonist and fine artist Monte Wolverton. His small- and large-scale mixed media and ceramic pieces are vivid, playful, and abstract yet utterly engaging. His cartoons and other works can be seen at www.wolvertoon.com. His daughter, Monika Spykerman (full disclosure: that’s me, the editor of North Bank Now!) has joined him for her first gallery show featuring vibrantly colored archival-quality prints and cards of her original works: lively patterns and repeating motifs, focusing on fruits, flowers, fungi, sea life, and everyday objects. More of her work can be seen at www.monikaspykerman.wordpress.com. Tom Relth, Boomerang’s gallery curator, calls the show “brain science vs. rocket surgery.”

Launching on the same day is the much-anticipated Kids’ Art Show, featuring original artwork by toddlers up through age 18. Boomerang and Vancouver’s Downtown Association are jointly hosting a giant Kids’ Art Party in Boomerang’s lower level, with free treats from the VDA and prizes for kids in several age categories. Don’t miss this joyful and varied exhibit showcasing our budding young artists!

Boomerang—a coffee house, home décor store, and family hang out with two full floors of gallery space—is located at 808 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. All revenue generated by the volunteer-staffed store (including sales of coffee) is donated to local charities and community organizations. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Art in the Family: Father-Daughter Art Show + Kids’ Art Show at Boomerang

“Clementines,” by Monika Spykerman

Boomerang is hosting two art shows this August, with a huge, family-friendly launch party on First Friday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m., featuring live music by Randy Cate, complimentary refreshments, and cranked-up air conditioning!

The first show, “Art in the Family: Systems Meet Chaos,” is a father-daughter show featuring the far-out art of nationally syndicated political cartoonist and fine artist Monte Wolverton. His small- and large-scale mixed media and ceramic pieces are vivid, playful, and abstract yet utterly engaging. His cartoons and other works can be seen at www.wolvertoon.com. His daughter, Monika Spykerman (full disclosure: that’s me, the editor of North Bank Now!) has joined him for her first gallery show featuring vibrantly colored archival-quality prints and cards of her original works: lively patterns and repeating motifs, focusing on fruits, flowers, fungi, sea life, and everyday objects. More of her work can be seen at www.monikaspykerman.wordpress.com. Tom Relth, Boomerang’s gallery curator, calls the show “brain science vs. rocket surgery.”

“Purpley,” by Lili P, age nine

Launching on the same day is the much-anticipated Kids’ Art Show, featuring original artwork by toddlers up through age 18. Boomerang and Vancouver’s Downtown Association are jointly hosting a giant Kids’ Art Party in Boomerang’s lower level, with free treats from the VDA and prizes for kids in several age categories. Don’t miss this joyful and varied exhibit showcasing our budding young artists!

Boomerang—a coffee house, home décor store, and family hang out with two full floors of gallery space—is located at 808 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. All revenue generated by the volunteer-staffed store (including sales of coffee) is donated to local charities and community organizations. To learn more, visit www.boomerangvancouver.com.

Above image: detail from “Transdimensional Entity Catcher,” by Monte Wolverton

 

Monte Wolverton at Aevum Images

Aevum Images—the award-winning high-end photography studio in downtown Vancouver—will feature the work of Vancouver mixed-media artist and political cartoonist Monte Wolverton during a special First Friday Open House and Artist’s Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 1. You’ll be able to see just a small part of his collected works: vibrant, playful paintings, sculptures, ceramic creations, and colorfully upcycled art pieces. Wolverton himself will be there to to answer questions and to discuss his art, his process, and his inspiration.

Wolverton is an internationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work occasionally appears in The Columbian. He’s also the son of renowned Vancouver cartoonist, Basil Wolverton, who’s drawings and comic strips were featured in hundreds of comic books, including MAD Magazine (and Monte’s work has also been featured in MAD). To learn more, visit www.montewolverton.com. To see his most recent cartoons, check out www.wolvertoon.com. All of Wolverton’s pieces on display at Aevum are for sale. Aevum Images is located at 1006 Main St., just across the street from the Kiggins Theatre.

 

Monte Wolverton at Aevum Images

Aevum Images—the award-winning high-end photography studio in downtown Vancouver—will feature the work of Vancouver mixed-media artist and political cartoonist Monte Wolverton during a special First Friday Open House and Artist’s Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 1. You’ll be able to see just a small part of his collected works: vibrant, playful paintings, sculptures, ceramic creations, and colorfully upcycled art pieces. Wolverton himself will be there to to answer questions and to discuss his art, his process, and his inspiration.

Wolverton is an internationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work occasionally appears in The Columbian. His fine art has been exhibited in galleries all along the West Coast, from Portland to Los Angeles. He’s also the son of renowned Vancouver cartoonist, Basil Wolverton, whose drawings and comic strips were featured in hundreds of comic books, including MAD Magazine (and Monte’s work has also been featured in MAD). To learn more, visit www.montewolverton.com. To see his most recent cartoons, check out www.wolvertoon.com. All of Wolverton’s pieces on display at Aevum are for sale. Aevum Images is located at 1006 Main St., just across the street from the Kiggins Theatre.

Above image: detail from Wolverton’s most recent work, “Cascadia,” a ceramic wall sculpture

Monte Wolverton Exhibit, Artist’s Talk at Three Creeks Library

Local artist and political cartoonist Monte Wolverton will present a short, illustrated talk about his playful “neo-psychedelic” mixed-media paintings, sculptures, ceramic creations, and colorfully upcycled art pieces. Three Creeks Community Library, where Wolverton’s paintings and sculptures are on exhibit through May 20, will host this free presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14. Wolverton’s talk will be followed by a reception which is open to all guests and is the perfect opportunity to meet Wolverton and ask questions about his work.

Wolverton is an internationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work occasionally appears in The Columbian. In his talk, Wolverton will briefly discuss the origins and legacy of the work of his father, the late Vancouver cartoonist Basil Wolverton, as well as his own creative process and style. To learn more, visit www.montewolverton.com. To see his most recent cartoons, check out www.wolvertoon.com.

All of Wolverton’s pieces on display at the library are available for sale. Three Creeks Community Library is located at 800-C N.E. Tenney Rd. in Salmon Creek, adjacent to the Fred Meyer parking lot.

Monte Wolverton at Three Creeks

Local artist and political cartoonist Monte Wolverton will present a short, illustrated talk about his playful “neo-psychedelic” mixed-media paintings, sculptures, ceramic creations, and colorfully upcycled art pieces. Three Creeks Community Library, where Wolverton’s paintings and sculptures are on exhibit through May 20, will host this free presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14. Wolverton’s talk will be followed by a reception which is open to all guests and is the perfect opportunity to meet Wolverton and ask questions about his work.

Wolverton is an internationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work occasionally appears in The Columbian. In his talk, Wolverton will briefly discuss the origins and legacy of the work of his father, the late Vancouver cartoonist Basil Wolverton, as well as his own creative process and style. To learn more, visit www.montewolverton.com. To see his most recent cartoons, check out www.wolvertoon.com.

All of Wolverton’s pieces on display at the library are available for sale. Three Creeks Community Library is located at 800-C N.E. Tenney Rd. in Salmon Creek, adjacent to the Fred Meyer parking lot.

Above image: detail from Wolverton’s acrylic-on-canvas painting, “What If the World Crashed Down, Refolding Behind Your Eyelids?”