Caricature Artist Jota Leal Makes First International Appearance At The Coral Springs Museum of Art

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The Coral Springs Museum of Art is making South Florida the ultimate destination for comic book and caricature fans of all ages with its newest event - C3: Comics Caricatures Cartoons. C3: Comics Caricatures Cartoons will kick off with a series of events, taking place April 22-24, 2016, including workshops and opportunities to meet internationally-renowned caricature artist and speaker Jota Leal during his first-ever U.S. museum exhibition.

"We are honored to bring the works of master caricature artist, Jota Leal, award-winning animator Jim Jinkins, creator of "Doug," and live digital caricature artist, Angie Jordan to Broward County," said Julia B. Andrews, Executive Director of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. "There are so many exciting components, including opportunities to meet and interact with award-winning artists Jota Leal and Angie Jordan, to our three-day event series kicking off C3: Comics Caricatures Cartoons."

C3: Comics Caricatures Cartoons, will kick off with a "Meet the Artist" reception on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Members of the public are invited to meet Jota Leal and Angie Jordan and view their works as well as the works of award-winning animator Jim Jinkins, creator of "Doug." The reception will include complimentary beverages, light hors d'oeuvres and music. To RSVP for the reception call, (954) 340-5000 or email museuminfo@coralsprings.com.

Unleash your creativity on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, 2016 during an unparalleled art experience. Artists of all skill levels are invited to attend a one-and-a-half day workshop with master caricature artist Jota Leal. Participants will learn about Jota's artistic process and inspiration, explore the basics of creating caricatures, and develop an understanding of the essential art elements of drawing such as composition, light and color. The cost is $200 per person and $100 for students and museum members. For more information and to register, visit coralspringsmuseum.org/public-programs-3/workshops.

Adults and children of all ages are invited to enjoy a full day of art, food and fun on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The action-packed event will include superhero body painting by Avi, face painting, guest artist appearances, including an appearance by Jota Leal, comic vendors including Tate Comics and CJ's Comics, a photo booth, quick draw contests, Art Wars competitions, food trucks (Wholesome Rollers, Nuts About Sugar, Dawgs and Witches and Main Stop Grill) and a whole lot more! Presale tickets (before April 23, 2016) are $5 for children 6-17 years of age, $10 for adults and $6 for members. Ticket price will increase to $10 for children 6-17 years of age on the day of the event. Ample free parking is available. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/coralspringsmuseum.

All events take place at the Coral Springs Museum of Art (2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065). For more information about the events associated with the C3: Comics Caricatures Cartoons exhibit, call (954) 340-5000 or send an email to museuminfo@coralsprings.com.

The amusing and skillful exhibit featuring the works of Jota Leal, Angie Jordan and Jim Jinkins will be on display at the Coral Springs Museum of Art until May 28, 2016.

About the Artists: C3: Comics Caricatures Cartoons Exhibit
Jota Leal: Jota Leal's artistic style is a synergy of remarkable painting skill and a probing sense of the subject's soul, tweaked with a noteworthy sense of humor. Jota (pron: Hota) was awarded "Caricaturist of the Year" in 2003 in Venezuela. He is a self-taught painter who studied electrical engineering and graduated with honors, before immersing himself in his art. Leal works with pencil on paper, acrylic on board, and acrylic on canvas to achieve his amazing images.

Jim Jinkins: Doug Funnie, Jim Jinkins' most beloved character, started as a doodle he drew to relieve tension after a particularly bad day. Recognized author, creator, cartoon show producer and illustrator, Jim Jinkins brought "Doug" to the Nickelodeon network back in 1991. Later, the award-wining series appeared on the Disney network and has been a part of many other cartoon shows including 101 Dalmatians: The Series," "PB&J Otter," "Allegra's Window" and "Pinky Dinky Doo."

Angie Jordan: Angie Jordan is an author, live digital caricature artist and the world's first iPad caricature artist. A pioneer and teacher in the digital caricature industry, she has won many art awards and published cartoons in many newspapers. Angie has been making appearances across the nation drawing for such clients as Google, The Coca Cola Company, Merck/Johnson and Johnson, Ralph Lauren, Caesar's Resorts, Marcolin USA and many more.

About Coral Springs Museum of Art
The Coral Springs Museum of Art serves Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida, by offering an art immersion experience focused on celebrating present day, nationally recognized and Florida artists who create traditional, modern and postmodern art. Since it's opening in early 1997, the Museum has hosted nearly a million visitors and students. The Coral Springs Museum of Art has exhibited the work of more than 200 artists in its galleries, including well-known artists such as Alexandra Nichita, Romero Britto, Wolf Kahn, Duane Hansen, Clyde Butcher, Jose Bedia, Royo, Yuroz, Dale Chihuly and Toulouse-Lautrec. Featuring a permanent collection and an extensive sculpture garden, the Coral Springs Museum of Art is open to the public and offers numerous classes, programs, summer camps, events and exhibits for children and adults. For more information, visit www.coralspringsmuseum.org.

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