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January 2020

Harrison Council for the Arts Presents New Exhibit ﷯Harrison Council for the Arts presents Christopher Brown: Newspaper Artist 2004-2019, on view until January 31 at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison. The opening reception and live musical performance by Brown will take place on January 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This exhibit is a collection of some of his favorite pieces from 2004-2019. “For many years I have been very fortunate to have made my living making art and playing music,” said the artist. “Growing up my favorite artist was the brilliant Al Hirschfeld, whose illustrations regularly adorned the Arts section of the Sunday New York Times. Hirschfeld caricatures weren’t exaggerated truth. What he exposed was more real than real. Kind of what Bob Dylan does with lyrics. It’s what I wanted to do. “For the past 15 years, I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to pursue this goal as a graphics artist for the Journal News. At TJN, my responsibilities included illustrating covers for the Arts, Sports and Life and Style sections. This was the work I loved.” Brown is a graduate of Iona College (Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Art) and attended Richard Williams' Animation Masterclass, Tribeca Film Center, NY, as well as NYU School of Continuing Education, New York, 3D Animation in SoftImage. He is a Member of Graphic Arts Guild and ASCAP. He has been a Performing Singer/ Songwriter since 1980. The exhibit may be viewed Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30am to 9:00pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays-, Saturdays 9:30am to 5:30pm and Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information call the Library 914-835-0324 or see harrisonpl.org.