Monday, October 20, 2014

The Album Art of Mozelle Thompson; LP Illustrations 1953-1969

We apologize for the hiatus, but we are finally back and as usual we're about to celebrate some highly neglected Pittsburgh history. We're bringing you another I DIG PGH sponsored event in November 2014 at Most Wanted Fine Art in Garfield. It's a retrospective of album covers illustrated by Pittsburgh's own Mozelle Thompson.

Mozelle Thompson (1926-1969) was a child prodigy and a prolific illustrator of album covers, in addition to books and magazines, from 1953-1969. He was a pioneering African American artist and this is a first-of-it's-kind retrospective of his work, focussing specifically on his album cover illustrations. The exhibition will include approximately one hundred unique record cover illustrations plus additional book and magazine illustrations.

The show will be up in time for November's Unblurred First Friday Gallery Crawl - Friday, November 7th, and the OFFICIAL OPENING RECEPTION is Saturday, November 8th from 12-6 PM.

Stop by on Saturday, November 8th for live music featuring Roger Barbour of the Basic Sounds of Pittsburgh and refreshments courtesy of The Allegheny Wine Mixer

Facebook users can RSVP for the exhibition here.

This project supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund.

This is an Artist Residency project of Most Wanted Fine Art with support from the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and additional donations from The Allegheny Wine Mixer, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery and IKEA. Stay tuned for more information about this event. 

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