Sandy Plunkett

Art of Sandy Plunkett

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Sandy Plunkett comic art exhibit begins Jan. 25 at Kennedy Museum

Kennedy Museum of Art will host "Fantastic! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett," Jan. 25 through June 2.

The exhibit of local artist Sandy Plunkett's comic art will feature about 50 works that exhibit his progression from his early days in the industry to his recent independent and commercial works.

Guest Curator Dave Filipi, director of film/video at the Wexner Center for the Arts, will discuss his deep appreciation for comic book art and his efforts to best showcase the romantic and fluid style of Sandy Plunkett's work during the Guest Curator Walk & Talk from 5 to 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25.

The museum will host a free reception directly following the Walk & Talk, 6 to 8 p.m. on the first floor of Kennedy Museum of Art. The exhibit will be open for viewing during this time and a catalog in conjunction with the exhibition will also be available for purchase.

Other events in conjunction with the exhibition include:

  • Michael Gillespie, Ohio University assistant professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts, School of Film, and Department of African American Studies, will present a lecture titled "Black Comic Book Superheroes," 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21

  • A conversation with Plunkett will take place 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 and preregistration required workshops will take place on March 16 and April 13, from 1 to 3 p.m.

  • An interview with Jared Gardner, professor of English and film studies and director of popular culture studies at Ohio State University, will take place 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at The Ridges Atrium

Kennedy Museum of Art, which is free and open to the public, is located on the Ohio University Athens Campus. Gallery hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed on University holidays.

For more information, call 740-593-1304 or go to

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Kennedy Museum of Art with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.