We’re doing a benefit tomorrow, Saturday, August 22nd for Storefront Artist Project from 3-5 pm at the gallery space at 124 Fenn St. in Pittsfield, MA.

Cover of <a href=Since this month’s comics magazine, AlterEgo features Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson on the cover Lawrence Klein curator of the current show at Storefront Artist Project featuring the art of Scott Hanna asked us to participate. Scott is a prolific comics artist and an Eisner award winner. He’s drawn and inked for Marvel and DC Comics and has worked on all the top characters including Spiderman and Batman. I’ve seen the exhibit and it is amazing. The detail and beauty of the artwork should not be missed. And to top it all off Scott is a super nice guy especially to his young fans. The exhibit is ongoing through August 30, 2009 at Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield.

Scott Hanna with fans at Storefront Artist Project. Photo from Rural Intelligence.

Scott Hanna with fans at Storefront Artist Project. Photo from Rural Intelligence.

Cartoonist Howard Cruse with some of his creations.

We’ll be there on Saturday afternoon with Eisner award winning cartoonist Howard Cruse who graciously designed the cover art for the audio CD of the Major’s story, The Road Without Turning. Howard will be signing his cover art for the benefit of Storefront Artist Project and we’ll have copies of AlterEgo for sale as a benefit as well. Howard will have examples of some of his prolific work as a cartoonist and we’ll have a short exhibit of the history of the beginnings of the modern comic book. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet Howard who lives here in the Berkshires and to learn a little bit about how this all began back in the pre-historic days of the early 1930’s. Comic books are a unique American art form and the history is a great adventure story.

Besides the exhibit at Storefront Lawrence has scheduled an incredible number of activities that are free and family-friendly throughout the month of August under the theme: Comic and Cartoon Art Come Alive. If you have missed any of these wonderful events go to their website and check it out for this last week. www.storefrontartist.org

We are more than happy to support the work Lawrence Klein and Storefront Artist Project are doing. The gallery is in a beautiful historic building at 124 Fenn St. The current owner has done a great job upgrading the building and Storefront Artist Project always has interesting exhibitions. They also provide studio space for artists and work to bring artists and art to a diverse community.

It’s a great space, a terrific show and a good cause. Stop by as you dash about to all the great summer events in the Berkshires and say hello or come and stay a while.