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Tom Everhart’s Snoopy paintings on display in Healdsburg

The characters from Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strips have appeared in many media, from animated films to plush dolls. Among the most interesting  "Peanuts"-inspired projects are the paintings and silkscreen prints of Southern California artist Tom Everhart. The new Norcal Modern gallery at 115 Plaza St. in Healdsburg [...]

By | April 8th, 2013|0 Comments

New ‘Peanuts’ graphic novel release party at Schulz Museum

The “Peanuts” comic strip characters always have had a large and loyal fan base in Japan. Tourists from Japan are often among the visitors at Santa Rosa’s Charles Schulz Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the late creator of the strip. Now Charlie Brown and the gang return [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|1 Comment

‘Peanuts’ animated feature film scheduled for 2015

A new feature film starring the late Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip characters is scheduled for release in 2015. The Iconix Brand Group Inc., based in New York, announced today (Oct. 9) that the animated film, as yet untitled will be produced by Schulz’s son, Craig Schulz of Santa Rosa. [...]

By | October 9th, 2012|1 Comment

Billie Jean King to visit Schulz Museum

Famed former tennis pro Billie Jean King will appear Jan. 15 at the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. Her visit will come during the “Leveling the Playing Field,” an exhibit of 86 original “Peanuts” strips by Schulz, celebrating women in sports. After meeting King, Schulz  highlighted the [...]

By | November 29th, 2011|0 Comments

It’s all a game, Charlie Brown

See good ol’ Charlie Brown and the whole “Peanuts” comic strip gang at play in “Games Children Play,” an exhibit of 50 original cartoons by Charles Schulz, opening Wednesday, July 13, at the Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. For the nearly 50 years that Schulz drew [...]

By | July 8th, 2011|0 Comments

Cartoonists get sketchy at Schulz Museum

Here's an event you might call sketchy, but in this case, that's a good thing. Well over a dozen cartoonists will converge on the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Schulz's "Peanuts" comic strip with a sketch-a-thon from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, [...]

By | September 10th, 2010|0 Comments

Where’s Woodstock? Only Lucy knows

The popular "Peanuts on Parade" project returns to Santa Rosa this summer, with 30 four-foot-tall, polyurethane statues of that fabulous fussbudget, Lucy van Pelt, to be decorated by local artists and distributed around town. But this time there will be a little hidden bonus. Woodstock, the fluffy little yellow bird [...]

By | May 4th, 2010|1 Comment

Art or not? What do you like?

One of my father's favorite jokes was to take a cliche and turn it upside-down: "Everybody's crazy except you and me, and sometimes I'm not so sure about me." Or: "Things will get worse before they get worse." Or, appropriate to today's topic: "I know a lot about [...]

By | March 15th, 2010|2 Comments

Is it art, Charlie Brown?

Responses to my recent "Art or Not?" blog, about public art on display in Sonoma  County, suggested an interesting sidelight. People really seem to like those "Peanuts" character statues scattered around Santa Rosa. "I enjoy seeing the Charlie Brown statues everywhere, each with their respective theme connecting them to whatever [...]

By | March 8th, 2010|1 Comment

Schulz Museum welcomes red-haired girls

All fans of the "Peanuts" comic strip recall how good ol' Charlie Brown pined in vain for the cute little-red haired girl. He sat alone on the playground at lunchtime, choking down his peanut butter sandwich and wishing he had the courage to speak to her. Alas, his ardor went [...]

By | February 3rd, 2010|0 Comments