Nepenthe Gallery will host “Rock Art Show” featuring artworks by the late cartoon animator, Ron Campbell. These works are based on such popular Saturday morning cartoon series as The Beatles, Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Jetsons, Flintstones, Winnie the Pooh, and more. Opening night for this exhibit will take place on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Nepenthe’s weekly ART+WINE+CHEESE event.
Ron Campbell animated people’s childhoods for more than three generations. Beginning in 1958 in his native Australia with cartoons like Popeye, Beetle Bailey and Krazy Kat, his career went on to span the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons. After retiring from a 50-year career, he created dozens of paintings based on the animated cartoons he helped bring to the screen. With emphasis on The Beatles and Yellow Submarine, his cartoon pop art has been featured in galleries worldwide.
Ron Campbell’s animation paintings will be on display and available for purchase at this special “pop-up exhibit” at Nepenthe for three days only, Thursday, Jan. 19 through Saturday, Jan. 21.
ART+WINE+CHEESE every Thursday at Nepenthe Gallery from 6-7:30 pm
Nepenthe Gallery, 7918 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22308