‘Toons for Ten’ cartooning event Saturday at Civic Center

The Eastern Greenwich Civic Center will host on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “Toons for Ten,” the first cartooning fundraiser for the Greenwich Music and Art Camp and a celebration of the 10th issue of “The Cartooning Chronicles.”

Toons for Ten

Phil Lohmeyer, an art and music teacher in the Greenwich school district, offered this description of the event to Greenwich Time:

“‘Toons For Ten’ is an important event because it incorporates the cartoon artwork of close to 1,000 student artists who have attended Greenwich elementary and middle schools over the past decade.  To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, event volunteers will be giving out free copies of “The Greenwich Cartooning Chronicles” 10th issue to the first 200 attendees.

“The cartoon & comic strip exhibit featured at ‘Toons For Ten’ is the first of its kind in Greenwich, and hopes to attract donors who will provide financial support to the Greenwich Music & Art Camp’s scholarship fund.  The goal of this event is to raise enough money to pay for 10 student scholarships to this summer camp, run by the Town of Greenwich Dept. of Parks & Rec.

“Cartooning students will get to see the artistic styles of hundreds of their peers from all over Greenwich.  The young artists who created these cartoons and comic strips will also be able to meet other kids from town with the same interests, who will eventually become their classmates in middle and high school.

“Kids will be entertained by the red carpet entrance (by Avon Theatre), the costumed characters (Spongebob, Clifford, and Michelangelo the Ninja Turtle), the DJ (DJ Prza), the free nuggets and fries (by Garden Catering), the painting activities (by Painting with a Twist), the cartoon drawing lessons (by Greenwich Cartooning Chronicles), the animation clinic (by New Lebanon School Digital Animation Club), the poster contests (by Greenwich Music & Art Camp), and the prizes (by Vineyard Vines, Jerry’s Artarama and Greenwich YMCA).”

Paul Schott