Friday, October 26, 2007

Vermont/New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Koren: Award!

Are you a fan of the hairy-looking cartoons by Ed Koren in The New Yorker? Koren, who lives in Brookfield, Vermont, receives the Governor's award for Excellence in the Arts this afternoon in Montpelier. There's a great audio interview with him on the Vermont Public Radio web site.

This award is presented each year by the Governor, in a ceremony celebrated at the State House. It is bestowed upon a Vermont artist who has achieved national or international stature for making a significant contribution to the advancement of his or her chosen art form.

The 2007 Governor's Award will be presented to Koren on October 26, 2007. The ceremony and reception will take place from 4-6pm in the Vermont State House.

Edward Koren has long been associated with The New Yorker magazine, where he has published close to 1000 cartoons as well as many covers and illustrations. He has also contributed to many other publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, GQ, Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Fortune, Vanity Fair, The Nation and The Boston Globe. Koren's cartoons, drawings and prints have been widely exhibited in shows across the United States as well as in France, England and Czechoslovakia.

Edward Koren has received a Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Union College, and been a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He is also a captain of the Brookfield, Vermont, Volunteer Fire Department.

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