The Eye Center of Northern Colorado Exhibition Series:
October 26 – January 6, 2019
While most readers might associate Peanuts with the game of baseball, other sports also figured prominently in Charles Schulz’s comic strip. Schulz created over 250 football-themed Peanuts comic strips and his “Fall Classic”—Lucy pulling the ball away from Charlie Brown just as he runs up to kick it—became a rite of autumn in American pop culture.
Schulz’s other football-themed strips are equally memorable for Peanuts aficionados. Who can soon forget the “Mad Punters’” exuberant capers, Woodstock’s valiant gridiron efforts, Marcie’s total ineptitude at the game, or the passion and ferocity which marked Peppermint Patty’s play?
The Sunday and daily strips in this exhibition demonstrate the fun Schulz had with the sport and explore his wonderful world of Pigskin Peanuts.
Kick off your visit to see Pigskin Peanuts opening on October 26 at the Museum of Art | Fort Collins as part of the Eye Center of Northern Colorado Exhibition Series.
Programming Highlights Include:
PIGSKIN PEANUTS WRITING PARTY
Friday, November 9, 6:00-8:30pm
Led by Poet Kathleen Willard. $10 for members, $15 for non-members.Price includes admission, two drink tickets, light snacks, writing workshop, and open mic. RSVP Required. No door sales. www.moafc.org/events or call 970-482-2787 to register.
SPENCER ZWEIFEL TRIO HOUSE CONCERT
Thursday, November 15, 6:30pm
Join us for this evening of jazz and Charlie Brown favorites as interpreted by the Spencer Zweifel Trio. $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
Friday, November 16, 6:00pm
Margaret Sharkoffmadrid lecture on Illustration in the 20th century.
Admission fee applies, FREE to members. www.moafc.org/events
FOOTBALL FUNNIES WORKSHOP
Sunday, November 18, 3:00-5:00pm
Create silly monsters, spaceships, bugs or animals out of a football shape. Then play cartoonist and make a cartoon panel with your character and a talk bubble. Workshop offered by local bestselling children’s author, Natasha Wing, who will also talk about how Charles Schulz came up with some of the characters for his Peanuts comic strip. Ages 7-12. $15 for members, $20 for non-members.
AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASS
November 19, 26, December 3 4:30-5:30pm each week.
Ages 7-12. $10 for members, $15 non-members. Price per class and includes supplies.
LUNCH ‘N LECTURE
Friday, November 30, Noon
MOA Director, Lisa Hatchadoorian, on the life of Charles Schulz and the impact of Peanuts. $50. Price includes lunch at Jay’s Bistro, presentation, admission and tour of the exhibition. www.moafc.org/events Sponsored in part by Marilyn Cockburn and Carol Ann Hixon and Gary Hixon Designs.
Tuesday, December 4, 6:00pm
Come hang out with the Peanuts gang and other cool teens, eat free pizza and do a hands on art project. www.moafc.org/events Sponsored in part by Slyce Pizza.
Or call 970-482-2787
City of Fort Collins Pedestrian Pavers
Since 2002, The City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program Pedestrian Paver Project has been working with the City’s Engineering and Streets Departments to incorporate granite pavers with drawings by youth community members aged 3 to 18 years into City sidewalks. The theme for the artwork is transportation or life in Fort Collins. So far, a total of 228 pavers have been created through this project over 17 years.
The designs are selected through an open call process and each young artist receives an honorarium for their work. The designs are then sandblasted into granite pavers and the pavers are placed throughout Fort Collins during sidewalk improvements. Roughly 15 drawings are selected from about 200–450 entries a year.
For more information and to see all the pavers, visit fcgov.com/pavers.
This exhibition has been sponsored in part by:
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