Canadian Artist’s Work to be Shown at LOC

Posted September 2, 2003 at 3:09pm

Canada native Anita Kunz has spent 22 years creating images that reflect meanings in the American lifestyle. Her illustrations have graced the covers of publications such as Time, Newsweek, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. On Thursday, 15 of Kunz’s paintings will go on display at the Library of Congress in the Swann Gallery of Caricature and Cartoon.

Kunz, who is the first Canadian artist to have a solo exhibition at the Swan Gallery, has titled her exhibition “Canadian Counterpoint: Illustrations by Anita Kunz.” The paintings, a selection from Kunz’s donation to the Library, cover themes from political satire to issues in American culture such as child abuse.

The Swan Gallery is located in the Thomas Jefferson Building; the exhibit is on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the beginning of January. Kunz will be at the gallery on Sept. 16 to discuss her illustrations and perspective on American themes and culture.

Art Gallery Extends ‘Jazz in the Garden’

The National Gallery of Art has extended its popular “Jazz in the Garden” concert series through Sept. 26.

Additional performances are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26 in the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden, located on the Mall at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest.

The concerts are free and open to the public. For additional information, see www.nga.gov.

— John McArdle and Amy Carlile