Monday, March 19, 2012

Dinotopia Exhibition Residency

There are less than three weeks left of the exhibition "Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney" at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Earlier this month I traveled to Wisconsin to do a residency there. I had the pleasure of walking through the exhibit with a variety of school groups and museum patrons. Here I'm showing them "Dinosaur Parade" with the tabernacle frame by Troy Stafford.

We had a drawing workshop with several classes of fifth graders and a high school group.

 The snow sculpture of a Triceratops was a little reduced by the early spring weather, but it was still very impressive.

I had a chance to meet one of the Team USA Snow Sculptors, Mike Sponholtz, who I sketched while we had lunch together.

The Woodson Dinotopia show will end on April 7. For those of you on the east coast of the US, there will be another chance to see the paintings "Garden of Hope" and "Dinosaur Parade" at the exhibit opening June 3 called "At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic" at the Allentown Museum in Pennsylvania.

Also, I'm pleased to announce that starting September 22, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut will host a whole different Dinotopia exhibit called "Dinotopia: Science, Art, and Imagination," with about 70 original paintings that haven't been seen anywhere on the eastern seaboard before.
Woodson Art Museum Dinotopia Exhibit


Super Villain said...

excellent! marking the calendar for both PA and CT shows! i've never seen dinosaur parade so that and seeing the 70 paintings that haven't been on the east coast will be exciting!

ghpacific said...

Here's another water brush source I ran across for the sketches you produce.

James Pailly said...

I live less than 10 miles from Allentown! I'm really excited now!!!

Steve said...

It was a privilege and pleasure to view the beautifully lit Woodson exhibit, and to cross paths with you, Jim. It's easy to imagine at least one of those students had their calling in life confirmed or clarified.

Kathy Foley said...

Thanks for the enthusiastic blog post, Jim. We're all still talking about your visit to the Woodson Art Museum as "Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney" continues to draw large crowds and garner rave reviews. It was both a pleasure and an honor to welcome you here! All best, Kathy

Lola juegos de vestir said...

Is an interesting Museum i wanna go to visit