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‘Doug MacGregor’s Cartoons 1980-2010’ artist reception at BIG Arts

By Staff | Oct 20, 2010

Cartoonist Doug MacGregor will be speaking at an "Art Chat" at BIG Arts on Oct. 28 beginning at 3 p.m.

“Doug MacGregor’s Cartoons 1980-2010: A Hysterical and Historical Journey Exhibit” Artists Reception is being held at BIG Arts on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

For 30 years, MacGregor has been creating five editorial cartoons a week for the Fort Myers News-Press. His work has also been in USA Today with an occasional guest cartoon on the opinion page. A 1979 graduate of Syracuse University, he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration.

MacGregor has won several state and national awards for his cartoons including Best of Gannett eight times and numerous Society of Professional Journalism and Sunshine State awards. MacGregor is a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists and the National Cartoonist Society.

In addition, MacGregor has exhibited his work in many galleries including the Alliance for the Arts, ARTS for ACT Gallery, Edison State College’s Rauschenberg Gallery, International Design Center, Lee County Public Libraries and the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

BIG Arts will host an “Art Chat” with McGregor on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Doug MacGregor’s Cartoons 1980-2010: A Hysterical and Historical Journey” Exhibit supported by Visual Arts Grand Patron Series Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce.

Want to read more? Please visit us at www.BIGARTS.org for more event and performance information including links to performer’s sites. To purchase tickets stop by BIG ARTS, at 900 Dunlop Road inSanibel, or call BIG Arts’ Marks Box Office at 395-0900.