Grainger Today’s cartoons to be exhibited  at the University of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE – Blaine resident and Grainger Today creative director Robert Turner will have his editorial cartoons exhibited at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery beginning Wednesday, January 26 through Saturday, February 26.

The Downtown Gallery exhibit is called Point of View: Regional Editorial Cartoons.

This exhibition is in conjunction with A Serious Look at the Funnies, an exhibition at the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture at UT beginning Monday, January 24 through Monday, February 28.

The Downtown Gallery exhibit will present a collection of original published works by regional cartoonists.

Artists included in this exhibition:

• Charlie Daniel: retired Knoxville News Sentinel cartoonist

• Daniel Proctor: Knoxville Freelance editorial cartoonist

• Clay Bennett: Chattanooga Free Press editorial cartoonist

• Marshall Ramsey: Mississippi Today’s editor-at-large and editorial cartoonist and UT Alum (HCB ’91)

• Robert Turner: Grainger Today’s creative director and editorial cartoonist

• Carl Sublett (1919 – 2008): former UT School of Art Professor of painting and cartoonist for the Bristol Herald-Courier, The Virginia Tennessean, and the Kingsport Press.

• Ed Gamble: Editorial cartoonist for The Nashville Banner and The Florida Times-Union and UT Alum.

• Danny Wilson: Knoxville Freelance Illustrator and cartoonist, UT Alum (BFA ’84)

The Downtown Gallery opens with a First Friday Reception from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and masks are strongly encouraged upon entering the gallery.

The UT Downtown Gallery is located at 106 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There is no admission charge. Visit the gallery’s website (https://downtown.utk.edu/) or on Facebook for more information. The gallery can be reached directly at

(865) 673-0802.

The Ewing Gallery at the UT Art and Architecture Building is hosting A Serious Look at the Funnies: 100 Years of Comics. The exhibit examines 100 years of comics and comic history in America. Showcasing political cartoons, underground comics, graphic novels, and daily strips, this exhibition borrows from the collection of Denis Kitchen, cartoonist, publisher, and founder of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and from the University of Tennessee Special Collections.

The examples span 100+ years of comic history with the earliest work dating from 1906 and the most recent work dating from 2015. Noted artists from Denis Kitchen’s collection are Robert Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Peter Poplaski, Trina Robbins, Al Capp, Will Eisner, Richard “Grass” Green, and Ernie Bushmiller. Additional artists include Stacey Robinson, John Jennings, Brad Kahlhamer, Paolo Rivera, and Joseph Delaney as well as artists whose work is being shown at the other two galleries.