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Jon Olbey, Baldwin​, 2017

Connecting art and people in Chatham-Kent


Buxton National Historic Site and Museum

Friday February 16 2018, 7-9pm


Join hosts the Buxton Next Generation and the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum as they team up with ARTspace and the Thames Art Gallery to illuminate Black History Month and bring some art and engagement to Buxton!

On Friday February 16th from 7-9pm at the Buxton School House, the BNG is delighted to welcome Buxton original Jon Olbey as he leads participants through an evening of history, celebration, and sketching.

"I found a great historic photo of my grandmother Olive Olbey (née Steele) from 1944. She was born and raised in North Buxton and was educated at the North Buxton school house.

I plan to instruct the group on how to "cartoonify" a person from a reference photo.

Before getting in to the main project I will do a little lesson on the history of Black representations in comics (by both Black and non-Black artists) and I will also discuss the contributions of different Black comic writers and artists. I also plan to do a quick, fun cartooning exercise to warm people up for the main project."

- Jon Olbey

Interested?  Grab a photo you want to cartoonify and come check it out!

Tickets are $40.00, which includes your supplies, food & beverages. This is a licensed event. 

Tickets are available at the Buxton Museum.

For more information please call 519-352-4799 or email

Limited space is available.

This event is 19+