Smart Talk First Friday in November arts and culture

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Cartoonist Ron Campbell

Chances are you’ve seen his art. Ron Campbell cartoons are a part of American popular culture and are instantly recognizable by most people of a certain age.

Campbell’s 50-year career in animation includes works featuring Scooby Doo, Smurfs, Rugrats and more.

A “popup art show” starts this weekend at Pure Gallery in Mechanicsburg, where they display and sell some of Campbell’s work.

Artist Ron Campbell

The Flintstones

Scott Segelbaum is the curator and art editor of Ron Campbell art and he and Rose Anderson, owner of Pure Gallery, appears on Talk smart Friday to share event details.

A local poet and a school librarian leveraged their shared goals to deliver a creative writing workshop to students in the area.

The initiative started with Julian “Juelz” Davenport, writer and poet, who draws on her own life and experiences, and Jennifer Hendry, librarian at the Milton Hershey School. they join Talk smart Friday to explain how their partnership encourages young people to regain their creativity, expression and self-confidence.

Finally, most Pennsylvanians have heard of artist Violet Oakley, an early woman whose works adorn the State Capitol.

A local playwright stages Oakley’s life with Violet Oakley unveiled for two performances at Open Stage in Harrisburg, November 12 and 13. The Open Stage production will mark Violet’s 115th birthday by unveiling the murals she painted for the Capitol Governor’s Reception Hall.

Writer Cindy Rock Dlugolecki and Heather Jannetta, director of Violet Oakley unveiled appear on Talk smart Friday of its history.

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