Campus residency: March 15 - 19
Exhibition: March 15 - May 1
In 1987, Pasadena City College launched an ambitious program to bring prominent artists for a weeklong stay on campus, where the artists interact closely with students, faculty, and the community. PCC is delighted to welcome the celebrated artist, illustrator, designer and comics creator Gary Panter as artist-in-residence for 2010. Sometimes known as the "king of punk art," Panter's "ratty line" style of drawing created signature images associated with the first flowering of punk rock in the 1970s. In the 1980s, he won three Emmy awards in his capacity as head set designer for the television program "Pee Wee's Playhouse." As one of the most influential illustrators and graphic designers of his generation, Panter received the Chrysler Design Award in 2000. A major innovator in the world of art comics, Panter was one of the four living artists featured in the landmark "Masters of American Comics" exhibition that spanned both the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles 2005.
In addition to presenting an exhibition in the PCC gallery, Gary Panter will spend the week of March 15th through 19th on campus, during which time he will work closely with PCC students and faculty, produce work on site and present a public lecture. This site will be updated with further details of the exhibition and residency as they become available.
Through this program, PCC has hosted such celebrated artists as painters Masami Teraoka and Wayne Thiebaud, quilt maker Faith Ringgold, illustrator and "futurist" Syd Mead, installation artist Alexis Smith and photographer William Wegman.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC