Cartoonist of the Year Puts the "Fun" in Family Funday

Special Guests Dave Coverly and Jim Tobin!

Posted: November 2, 2009
Source: Farrell Howe
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Phone: (269) 349-7775
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November 2, 2009


Cartoonist of the Year Puts the "Fun" in Family Funday!

Special Guests Dave Coverly and Jim Tobin!

Kalamazoo, MI - Monday, November 2, 2009, Looking for something FUN and FREE to do with the family? The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts invites you to Family Funday on Saturday, November 14, 2009.

Sunday Funday

Enjoy the annual Holiday Parade downtown, then join us at the KIA for Family Funday! Formerly known as "Sunday Funday," this popular fall event features games, arts and crafts, refreshments and an opportunity to meet nationally syndicated Speed Bump cartoonist Dave Coverly, the 2009 winner of the National Cartoonist Society's Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

At 1:00 p.m., Quintette a' Vin performs lively music along with a slide show of Dave Coverly cartoons.

Afterward, Coverly will speak on his career as a cartoonist at 2:30, then lead children in drawing exercises. He will be joined by Jim Tobin, author of Sue McDonald Had a Book, which Coverly illustrated. The book will be available for purchase in the KIA Gallery Shop, and both artists will be providing autographs.

This is the perfect family event with hands-on projects and creative fun, for the kid with you, and the kid in you!

Family Funday will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information please contact the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at (269) 349-7775.

Family Funday is sponsored by Target and the Kalamazoo Country Day School.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes and free-admission programming, including exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts for the communities of West Michigan.

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