Nevada Humanities presents the exhibition Cartooning the Presidency: A Cartoon Retrospective by Mike Smith from August 3 through September 27, 2017, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery, at 1017 S. First Street, #190, in Las Vegas.
Mike Smith is an award-winning editorial cartoonist featured daily in the Las Vegas Sun, where he has worked since 1983. Smith’s work, which has also appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, is nationally syndicated by King Features. He has won numerous awards including Best Editorial Cartoon from the Best in the West and the Nevada State Press Association. Curated by Smith himself, the exhibition will feature a range of cartoons focused on the presidency, spanning several recent presidential administrations. The artwork will be selected from his extensive archive as well as current features.
Drawing since his youth, Smith has honed the skills needed to create a weekly editorial cartoon in an ever-changing world. Under the pressure of a journalist’s constant looming deadline, he has created a remarkable body of work brought together to tell a powerful story about presidential administrations over time and how they are perceived by the public. Smith’s daily cartoons can be viewed in the Las Vegas Sun, or visit an archive of his work at: https://lasvegassun.com/news/opinion/smiths-world/.