Visual Arts Program

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


Talk The Talk: Andrea Mancuso on Adam Zyglis

A Lecture Series Where Artists Talk About The Work Of Others

Artists' talks are a tried and true format in which artists typically speak about themselves and their work, revealing (or obscuring) their inspirations and methodologies, their backgrounds and their present modes of thinking. Hallwalls still presents live and free artists' talks at the beginning of each exhibition opening and this past summer used the annual Members Exhibition as a means within which artists could do rapid 10-minute talks on their submitted artwork.

Each of those formats will continue at Hallwalls, but we decided for 2017/18 to devise a series that could insert a new angle into a conventional format.

TALK THE TALK is a new lecture series in which we've invited regional Western New York artists to present talks on other WNY artists, living or dead. We asked them to select artists they admire, artists who may have inspired them, artists whose work speaks to them sufficiently that they can then speak to us about them.

We live in a time where what is truth and what is fact does not always coincide, a time when journalism is as important as ever and all facts matter. Andrea Mancuso will talk about the work of Adam Zyglis; a first amendment advocate, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Buffalo News, and a Buffalo native. Mancuso will highlight the work that Zyglis has done in supporting the first amendment and the rights of editorial cartoonists.

Andrea Mancuso is an artist, cofounder of the collective virocode and an educator teaching art at Nichols School in Buffalo.