The Gallery is available for viewing Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm – please stop at the main office and we will open the Gallery for you.
Gallery Openings and Exhibits are always free and open to the public.
May 13 – June 10, 2016
"My artwork depicts my journey both to places in the world and the images in my imagination. These are pictures of things that I have experienced over time and place. I am also working on a series in which I have attempted to show the joy of being a child. I find I am becoming more playful and less structured with the materials and subject matter.
"The paintings in the Zen series are inspired by Buddhist and other words of wisdom which to me paint a very visual picture to me. They give me the opportunity to tap into the subconscious and places of both spirit and nature."
Opening reception Friday, May 13, 5:30-7pm
Mariea Brown and Raymond Loft Galleries
27 West Main Street, Norwich, NY 13815
Exhibit August 26 - October 17, 2016
Randy Glasbergen (February 20, 1957 – August 11, 2015) was an American cartoonist and humorous illustrator best known for three decades of newspaper syndication and a freelance career. He considered himself first and foremost … a writer.
Randy began his professional cartooning career at age 15. While still in high school (Sherburne-Earlville Central School), his cartoons were published regularly in many major magazines, including Saturday Review, The Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Changing Times, Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Weight Watchers, Reader's Digest, Good Housekeeping, Barron's Magazine, Harvard Business Review, and New Woman. After two semesters of journalism studies at Utica College of Syracuse University, he left school in 1976 to pursue a full-time career as a freelance cartoonist. In addition to cartooning, Randy wrote text for hundreds of greeting cards for Hallmark Cards, American Greetings, and others.
His comic panel The Better Half was syndicated by King Features Syndicate for 32 years, starting in 1982. At the end of syndication, The Better Half was appearing seven days a week in approximately 150 print and online newspapers around the world. With newspapers losing more and more readers to the Internet, Randy retired The Better Half at the end of 2014 to devote more time and energy to his cartoon licensing operation, Glasbergen Cartoon Service, which is family continues to operate today.
More than a dozen collections of Randy’s cartoons have been published in paperback and hardcover book form in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, and China. He is also the author of three bestselling North Light Books about the art and business of cartooning, Getting Started Drawing and Selling Cartoons, How To Be A Successful Cartoonist, and TOONS!
Randy lived in Sherburne with his wife and three basset hounds. He worked at home on the third floor of a very old house that once served as a boarding house for local school teachers. He was the father of four children: Jennifer, Sam, Candace, and Christie.
Randy died on August 11, 2015 of cardiac arrest.