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Award-winning ‘See What I Hear’ Exhibit Begins Today

The award-winning project depicts popular songs through illustration.

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new exhibit at Artspace and Boyd Realty will feature artwork from the “See What I Hear” series by local artist Robert Meganck from August 25-September 16. The award-winning project depicts popular songs through illustration.
 
Meganck began sketching the See What I hear series on April 7, 2020, the day musician John Prine died.
 
The inaugural piece “Hello in There” represents Prine’s song by the same name, which describes the loneliness associated with growing old.
 
Today, the project includes 185 pieces, which Meganck releases weekly. The series depicts illustrations of songs from a variety of genres, including rock, country, folk, punk and the blues.
 
Forty of Meganck’s favorite illustrations such as “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane, “Bird on a Wire” by Leonard Cohen and “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys will be on display at the exhibit. 
 
Other award-winning illustrations from the See What I Hear series will also be featured like “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin, which was recognized by the Communication Art Magazine’s 63rdAnnual Illustration Competition. Other pieces in the collection were featured in the American Illustration’s annual awards in 2021 and 2022.
 
The exhibit will host an opening reception on August 25 at 6 p.m. Artspace is located at 2833-A Hathaway Rd. and Boyd Realty Group is located at 6784 Forest Hill Ave. Both exhibit locations are in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center.
 
Meganck will give a gallery talk on August 26 at 2 p.m. at Artspace as well.

For more information, visit https://meganck.com.

 
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Robert Meganck is Professor Emeritus of illustration, graphic design, color theory and digital imaging in the Department of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University where he taught for 40 years, and a freelance illustrator. He is a former chair of the department and past president of Communication Design, Inc. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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