“Hues of Red and Blue” Exhibit at Re:Find’s Gallery on the Walk

 “Role Models,” is one of two of Ed Courrier’s previously unpublished political cartoons on display at Re:Find’s Gallery on the Walk (located on the ArtsWalk just off Seventh St. in Allentown, PA). This exhibition of recent artwork by several area artists complements the “Hues of Red and Blue” juried show held at the Priscilla Payne Hurd Gallery in the Allentown Art Museum. Courrier’s editorial cartoons are published regularly in the Bethlehem Press and other Lehigh Valley Press weeklies.

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The Gallery on the Walk exhibit continues through Nov. 20. Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 610-841-4866; refindallentown@gmail.com.

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A Present for the Folk Community …

Today is the anniversary of Pete Seeger’s birthday. In honor the iconic folk singer, activist, and one of the founders of Sing Out! magazine, Roger Deitz and I are releasing the digital version of 15 Years of RagTag as a FREE download!

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15 Years of RagTag is a collection of humorous columns written by Roger Deitz and illustrated by Ed Courrier that were reprinted from Sing Out! magazine 1995-2010.

Published in paperback in 2012, 15 Years of RagTag is now available as a free PDF download.

Please go to Roger’s web site at: http://rogerdeitz.com/

And download a copy of 15 Years of RagTag for yourself!

If you enjoy this digital edition, please share these links with your friends.

http://rogerdeitz.com/

https://courriertoons.wordpress.com

We want to reach as many folks as is possible!

All the Best,

Ed Courrier

 

Birthday Treat for May 3, 2016

Please come back to my blog on Tuesday, May 3 for a link to my dear friend Roger Deitz’s web site.

In tribute to folk singer and activist Pete Seeger (5/3/1919-1/27/2014), we will be making available a FREE present to the Folk Community on the anniversary of Pete’s birthday!

Again, please come back here on May 3.

Best,

Ed Courrier

© Ed Courrier 2016

 

File Folder Feature: Happy Easter!

This cartoon ran in a 2009 issue of the Bethlehem Press. The sharks on Wall Street had crashed the economy in 2008 and were now collecting huge bonuses instead of punishments for their excessive greed. Unfortunately they own most of Congress and almost all of the 2016 presidential candidates … except for one.

I am kinda feeling the Bern today.

And I haven’t forgotten why we celebrate Easter in the first place. Praise the Lord!

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Ed Courrier (b. 1955) Nest Eggs Caption: Hey! Those were my nest eggs! 2009 Digital print on matte-coated photo paper A/P 7 ½ x 5 7/8 inches Collection of the artist, Macungie, PA Published April 8, 2009 in the Bethlehem Press (© Ed Courrier)

File Folder Feature: PA AdultBasic

This ran in the Bethlehem Press in March of 2011 when it was announced that state-funded healthcare for adults in poverty was to be scrapped. Even though Obamacare came later to help these folks, a Republication governor deliberately refused to allow them access to it by blocking Medicaid expansion. Under a new Democratic administration, the poor have finally been given access. Although he was more of a pussycat, my oldest daughter’s Rottweiler “Kaos” played the role of “junkyard dog.”

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Persephone

Persephone, our 4-legged feline family member, passed away yesterday morning. She had used up most of her “9 lives” last July when she fell down a flight of stairs. Having made a nearly full recovery, she managed to add another 6 months or so to her 15-year + life. Although she was our daughter Rebecca’s cat, given to Becky by older sister, Melissa, she spent her long life in our house. (After graduating from college and grad school, Becky moved to California for several years and couldn’t take Persephone with her.) Our little buddy will be missed! This photo was taken in January when Persephone was taking a break on the treadmill.

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© Ed Courrier