Jack Davis exhibit opens at the Cultural Center

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Madison, GA – The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is pleased to announce it’s now open exhibition of Atlanta-born cartoonist Jack Davis. On display January 22 through April 17, 2016, the exhibition will showcase examples from his lifelong career. Davis won early recognition as one of the original artists and creators of Mad Magazine. Since then, his career in illustration has spread to literally all major magazines, movie posters, television and advertising for leading corporations. Because Davis could draw his cartoon illustrations in record time, he was able to keep up the fast paced style of the demanding pop culture of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. His work and style is easily recognized worldwide. The work on display at the Madison Morgan Cultural Center has been carefully chosen by his alma mater, The University of Georgia, for which he still creates the iconic Bulldog character. On Friday, January 22, 2016, from 6pm to 8pm, a FREE opening reception was e held at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center to welcome the exhibition. This event was open to all and was an exciting opportunity to learn more about Georgia’s own Jack Davis, and to experience his work firsthand. Alex Murawski, Professor of Art at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art gave a talk in the Center’s auditorium. Murawski, a professional illustrator himself, is an expert on Davis and will be sharing his knowledge firsthand. Over 40 pieces of original art on display. Despite inclement weather, we had a great turnout.

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