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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Local creator Mike Hawthorne featured in art show at York Emporium


YORK, PA—Mike Hawthone's images have appeared on the pages of both Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and they now will open in a new show in The Middle Gallery, located inside The York Emporium used book and curiosity shop in downtown York, on Friday August 1, 2008.

The opening, which includes a talk by the artist followed by a wine-and-cheese reception, begins at 7:00 PM and is both free and open to the public.

The opening has been scheduled to coincide with York's "First Friday" program.

Hawthone is a York native who graduated from William Penn High School before earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Temple University's Tyler School of Art in 1998.

He is the principal artist for The Unmen, published by Vertigo Comics (an imprint of the DC Comics Group). He has also drawn Swamp Thing for DC Comics and Machine Teen for Marvel Comics.

"The Middle Gallery is a new venture of The York Emporium," says shop owner Pam Lewin. "The intent is to bring together an eclectic mix of originals and prints within the relaxed atmosphere of the book shop."

In addition to the Hawthorne show, The Middle Gallery features an ongoing exhibition of works by local artists Leo Murphy and Steven Heffner, and digital artist L.W. Perkins.

The York Emporium is a used book and curiosity shop located at 343 West Market Street in downtown York. It boasts upwards of 19,000 sq. ft. and in excess of 250,000 titles on its shelves.

Hawthorne's work will remain on display through the months of August and September.

Related links:

The York Emporium

The Middle Gallery

Mike Hawthorne

News on a movie deal in the works

Come on out and meet Mike, chat him up and score some of that wine and cheese!

(Bonus trivia: The York Emporium is where Comix Connection got it's start!)

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At 7/27/2008 3:13 PM, Anonymous Jim said...


Thanks for the plug! I hope you'll join us on Friday night!

Jim Lewin
The York Emporium
343 West Market Street
York, PA 17401

At 8/03/2008 4:03 PM, Blogger bondtoddbond said...

I went to the Emporium gathering Friday night, it was small and informal, a nice chance for Q&A with Mike. I'd like to recommend that people check the Emporium out. It's like a whole new place from years ago. They've done a great job organizing and making the Emporium a very nice place for books and collectibles.
Todd Sheffer


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