Nichols School is excited to debut a new exhibit by Adam Zyglis, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Buffalo News, at the Nichols School Art Gallery at the Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center. Drawing a Reaction: The Editorial Work of Adam Zyglis is on display through November 9 and showcases many works from the Buffalo native. The show is free and open to the public.
Drawing a Reaction: The Editorial Work of Adam Zyglis features twenty-two editorial cartoons on local and national topics, as well as a series of illustrations. Nichols School will host a reception for the artist to celebrate its first show of the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Zyglis is the editorial cartoonist for The Buffalo News, his hometown newspaper. At just 22 years old, Zyglis became the staff cartoonist for The News in August of 2004. Since then his cartoons have become syndicated through Cagle Cartoons and have appeared in magazines, books and newspapers around the world, including The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. In 2013 he won the Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award, given by the National Press Foundation. His work earned him a National Headliner Award for Editorial Cartoons in 2007, 2011 and 2015. Additionally in 2015 he won the Grambs Aronson Cartooning with a Conscience award and the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartoons. Last year he was president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC), and was awarded the Sigma Delta Chi award by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Drawing a Reaction: The Editorial Work of Adam Zyglis is sponsored by The Colby Art Fund. Through the generosity of Mrs. Robert O. Colby, a fund was established to support art at Nichols in 1987. This fund is primarily responsible for the growth of the Nichols School Art Collection. The fund also provides the resources to invite artists to the Nichols School campus to lecture about their artwork, exhibit work and provide workshops.