Thursday, May 15, 2014
Living Graphic Novel Photo Contest!!
This week marked the opening of one of our latest exhibitions, Living Graphic Novel: Education, Collaboration and Outreach through the Comics. This exhibition, currently in the Fountain Gallery downtown, is an example of some of the work done through a collaborative arts program by Purdue Galleries and Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Living Graphic Novel offers the opportunity for participants to write, illustrate and appear in short stories in the style of graphic novels or comic books. www.living-graphic-novel.com
For the past two years, the LGN project has been supported in part by Arts Education in American Communities grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. This exhibition documents the individual projects accomplished during that grant period.
Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to interact with a backdrop on display using costumes, props and speech bubbles to stage and photograph their own graphic stories.
Since this exhibition documents and encourages a wide variety of community participation, we have decided to create an online photo contest lasting the duration of the show. We are encouraging visitors to use the backdrops, props and speech bubbles to stage their own photograph, then post the photo to instagram/facebook/twitter using the hashtag #LIVINGGRAPHICNOVEL The photo with the most likes will receive a feature on this blog and receive a special prize. You can follow the progress of the competition and see some featured entries on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/705923499470155/ We are excited to see the results - feel free to stop by and get creative! Our gallery attendant Rita is already on her way!