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May 19, 2015

'Graphic & Novel' exhibit treats comics as art

AIGA gives local artists the gallery treatment

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A crowd admires the AIGA Philadelphia "Graphic & Novel" exhibit.

The May exhibit at AIGA Philadelphia's Space gallery features local comic book artists on its walls. "Graphic & Novel" runs through Sunday, May 31 and explores how artists with different aesthetics use sequential art to tell a story.

The artists featured include M. Jacob Alvarez, Art Baxter, Alex Eckman-Lawn, James Heimer, Beth Heinly, John Karpinski, William Kees, Jeff Kilpatrick, Greg Klein, Christine Larsen, Susan Mangan, Chris McDonnell, Kelly Phillips, Dave Proch, Mike Sgier and Cyn Why.

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Held in the intimate Space gallery, frames of the artists' work are displayed around the room. Some look like traditional comic pages and others use a single panel to exemplify the work. Artwork and comic books are also for sale in the gallery. 

Graphic & Novel

Now through Sunday, May 31
Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 1-7 p.m. | Free admission
AIGA Philadelphia Space
72 N. 2nd St.