Artist Talk with Allan Silburt

The CBU Art Gallery will be delivering a special presentation at lunchtime on the opening day of their next exhibition “In Our Time: The Political Cartoons of Josh Silburt (1942-1947)”. Josh Silburt’s son Allan Silburt will be at the gallery on Friday, June 9th from 12:00-1:00pm to give a talk on the life of the artist and the history behind the political cartoons on exhibit. This event is free to the public. Tea and coffee will be served. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the gallery in the evening from 6:00-8:00pm.

Throughout the 1930s and 1940s Josh Silburt published more than a thousand political and sports cartoons in major newspapers across Canada. Silburt was also the editorial cartoonist at the Sydney Post Record (now the Cape Breton Post) in the mid-1940s. The exhibition will highlight some of the issues that continue to shape Cape Breton culture.

Image: Our Victory Garden, Toronto Telegram, 1945