Comic Strips, Movie Clips & Potato Chips, an exhibition of expression by Chicago artist Heather McAdams, is on display from July 1 through July 31 in the north exhibit case on the 1st floor and in the exhibit cases on the 2nd floor of Sulzer Regional Library. The exhibit features her self-portraits, comics and needlepoint designs of country music stars.
McAdams will appear at a reception and film screening at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9 at Sulzer Regional Library. During the event she'll present a series of her 16mm short films spotlighting jazz, folk and country music, vintage television ads, humorous movie trailers and more.
McAdams is best known for her work as a cartoonist for the Chicago Reader and as an experimental filmmaker. For more than 20 years she has produced an annual hand-drawn calendar honoring various musicians, as well as presenting 16mm film jamborees with her husband, Chris Ligon. McAdams has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Kentucky, the University of Rhode Island and Chicago Filmmakers.