The CBU Art Gallery will be hosting an opening reception for their next exhibition “In Our Time: The Political Cartoons of Josh Silburt (1942-1947)” in the evening on Friday, June 9th. Visitors are welcome to come see the exhibition, mingle with other visitors, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Don’t forget to check out the artist talk earlier in the day from 12:00-1:00pm at the gallery with the artist’s son Allan Silburt. As always both events are free to the public.
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