Main Library Bernheim Gallery: February 1 - 28
Ladies of Distinction: A 20th-Century Snapshot of Louisville's Black Society
This original exhibit features never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia from the collection of Mrs. Geneva H. Bell, a prominent African-American educator in Kentucky. The display is a "who's who" of Louisville’s 20th-century black society with a focus on education and service organizations including Sigma Pi Phi fraternity (the Boulé), The Links, Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
PUBLIC RECEPTION: Saturday, February 28, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. sponsored by: Elmer Lucille Allen; Marie Bradby; Stephen J. Evans; Floyd C. & Patrice Taylor; The Links, Inc. Louisville (KY) Chapter
Iroquois Library Community Gallery - MAY 2015
How Can I Be Neutral When Even My Pen Has a Stand?
Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, is Malaysia’s foremost political cartoonist. Zunar is unique among Malaysian cartoonists because he brings to light and criticizes what he sees as the fundamental flaws of the authoritarian Malaysian government. He is also unique because he openly criticizes the prime minister and his wife.
Malaysian authorities have imprisoned Zunar multiple times, confiscated and banned his works, and threatened himself and his publishers. When discussing his detention under the Sedition Act in 2010, Zunar stated: “By arresting me under the Sedition Act, the government has classified the drawing of political cartoons as a crime.” Despite these setbacks, Zunar continues to work and live in his native Malaysia.
Zunar publishes his work outside of Malaysia and heavily utilizes the Internet and social media to spread his messages. Zunar’s work has earned him international fame and the Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning from the Cartoonists Rights Network International in 2011.
Zunar’s subject matter arises from contemporary issues in Malaysia. Zunar describes his cartoons as “simple, but loaded. The simpler the sketch, the better it is. My work differs from others, because I always have a message for my readers.”