School Days: A Chet Pickens Original


Here is a drawing in honor of black history month…..SCHOOL DAYS, I remember having to do a report on a black American during Black History month. I’m far from those days but I’ve chosen to introduce you to TED SHEARER (Cartoonist) creator of ‘Quincy’ comic strip.
There was only two black cartoonist I knew about as a kid and he was one of them. His strip was adopted by King features syndication and still prints today in some cities. I used various drawing pencils and techniques to draw this image.

The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest

The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest presents “Depictions of Love” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Dominican University’s Performing Arts Center, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest. The program features Oak Park’s Douglas Anderson in Wagner’s “Song to the Evening Star” from Tannhaüser and Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer” and who will be joined by soprano Susan Krout in Nielsen’s Symphony 3.  The award-winning Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest is conducted by Jay Friedman and Assistant Conductor Maurice Boyer.  Tickets are $28, and students through college are admitted free of charge.  For tickets, call 708-488-5000 or go to Orchestra concerts are FREE to students through college with school ID. 

An Interview with the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. discussing how he first met Dr. Martin Luther King

Seth McClellan does a series of personal interviews with Civil Right leaders that were some of Dr. Martin Luther Kings closest collaborators. This particular interview with the Rev. Jesse Jackson touches on how the two had first met and the relationship they built together, up until Dr. Martin Luther Kings death, April 4, 1968.