September 29, 2015, Nashville, TN…World renowned cartoonist and songwriter Guy Gilchrist celebrates Artober Nashville with a retrospective tracing his extensive career with an exhibit at InDo Nashville (www.InDoNashville.com) opening on October 5. The display will feature original ink drawings of some of Guy’s favorite Nancy cartoons, his hand painted guitars, and other works.
The free exhibit is open to the public Monday – Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. , October 5 – 30. InDo Nashville is located at 632 Fogg Street, in the SoBro neighborhood of downtown Nashville. The event is part of Artober Nashville (http://www.artobernashville.com/), the month- long celebration of arts and culture hosted by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and NowPlayingNashville held annually in October. Artober Nashville is held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, as designated by Americans for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About Guy Gilchrist
Guy Gilchrist is the award winning author and illustrator of the iconic comic strip Nancy strip and over 40 children’s books. Gilchrist is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of his stewardship of Nancy, having drawn over 7500 strips of the comic, which is syndicated internationally in 80 countries and 400 newspapers with 57 million readers. Under the direction of Jim Henson, he created wildly successful The Muppets comics. Throughout the years, he has set his hand to such notable cartoons as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Looney Tunes,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Fraggle Rock” and “The Pink Panther” and was instrumental in the creation of “The Muppet Babies.” He is also a singer songwriter and inspirational speaker.
Gilchrist was awarded the National Cartoonist Society’s highly coveted Reuben Award in 1997 and again in 1998 for Best Magazine and Book Illustrator, for Night Lights and Pillow Fights–Book One and Book Two. The series was also awarded the Bank Street Award for Best Book of the Year – 1998. Gilchrist is a three-time Best Book of the Year award winner from the International Reading Council of the United Nations, for the “Tiny Dinos” book series. His latest project, Nancy and Sluggo Love Tennessee: A Story about Keeping Tennessee Beautiful is a children’s book which teaches the importance of recycling and not littering and is a partnership with the organization Keep Tennessee Beautiful.
A strong supporter of charities and children, Gilchrist has been honored for his contributions by Vanderbilt Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Hartford Children’s Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals, and The Angelus. An active supporter and voice for the military and veterans’ causes, Gilchrist has been honored by the armed forces and veterans organizations for his support and work.
Gilchrist resides in Nashville, TN. http://nancyandsluggo.com/guy-gilchrist
About InDo Nashville
InDo Nashville is located in the heart of SoBro, one block south of the City Winery and Third Man Records at 632 Fogg Street. InDo, which stands for Inspiration Domain, features three floors, with over 11,000 square feet of space offering an events area, songwriting rooms, open workspace, conference rooms and dedicated office suites. For more info on visit: www.InDoNashville.com.