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North Central celebrates work of Dick Locher

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  • Naperville's North Central College will showcase the work of hometown artist Dick Locher during an exhibit that opens Aug. 22.

      Naperville's North Central College will showcase the work of hometown artist Dick Locher during an exhibit that opens Aug. 22.
    Courtesy of Dick Locher

 
By Nancy Dunker
North Central College

Naperville's North Central College will showcase works by artist Dick Locher in an exhibit titled "Dick Locher: A Hometown Artist" presented by Naper Settlement Aug. 22 through Sept. 28.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the college's Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist reception will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

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Locher's ability to capture the absurdities of life through political cartooning culminated in his winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and garnering top honors from the Sigma Delta Chi/Society of Professional Journalists in the same year.

A Naperville resident, Locher began his editorial cartooning career at the Chicago Tribune in 1973; he was the artist and writer for the "Dick Tracy" comic strip from 1983 to 2011. His cartoons were nationally syndicated by Tribune Media Services and have appeared in Life, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Playboy, The Congressional Record and hundreds of newspapers throughout the world.

For gallery hours or to learn more about the exhibit, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central's gallery director, at (630) 637-5375 or nclanhammurray@noctrl.edu.

North Central College's 2014-2015 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by supporters, including BMO Harris, Bulley & Andrews, Casa by Charleston, Grant Thornton, J.P. Morgan, Main Street Promenade, Marquette Properties, Monarch Landing, Nicor Gas, Ryan Hill Realty, U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve and Water Street Development.

The new exhibit is among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the college and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public.

For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and more, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

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