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Popular Artist Danny Gordon To Visit Ralph Ellison Library

Danny Gordon began drawing pictures when he was five years old and today he’s one of the hottest commercial artists in Oklahoma City.

On Wednesday, February 13, Gordon will be at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd, from 10:00 to 11:00am, to show budding artists of all ages how to create dazzling works of art.

“Every time Danny has presented one of his workshops at a library, the program has been wildly successful,” said Ralph Ellison librarian Kim Ventrella.  “We’re glad that we were able to book him to come here during Black History Month.”

Gordon, a popular illustrator of books for children, is the creator of Danny’s Doggies™, a series of prints emphasizing the characteristics of various dog breeds.  So successful have the prints been, many of them have been turned into bean bag plush collectibles.

Gordon’s commercial clients include Connecticut Magazine, Devon Energy, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, the Bob Howard Auto Mall, and others.  He has also created caricatures and murals, and has even done some editorial cartooning.

The Art Workshop with Danny Gordon is for all ages.  Space is limited so pre-registration is required.  For more information about any of Ralph Ellison Library’s Black History Month programs, call Kim Ventrella at 424-1437.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org