The classes of 2014 and 2015 are in Pasadena, California, this week for their fall contact period with the HAS MFA in Illustration program. A handful of students sent this photo to Program Director Murray Tinkelman and his wife Carol from Disneyland. Their sign reads, "Hi Murray & Carol!"
An article in today's Philadelphia Enquirer highlights the Joe Bonham Project exhibit that opened last Tuesday at Drexel University. The collection of 40 drawings and paintings of severely wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars is part of a new course at Drexel on images of war and how people absorb and make sense of those pictures and videos.
The Joe Bonham Project, founded by alum and marine turned combat artist Mike Fay (Class of 2012), is comprised of a group of artists dedicated to documenting the experiences of wounded service members from the Afghan and Iraq wars. Guest speaker and renowned illustrator, Victor Juhasz, is a member of the project.
The exhibit runs at Drexel University's Hahnemann Library, 245 N. 15th St., in Philadelphia, from October 29-November 11.
For more on the Joe Bonham project:
Above: Mike Fay talks about the work with Karen Curry, who is teaching the class on war images at Drexel. (Ed Hille/Staff Photographer, Philadelphia Enquirer).
Thesis Advisor, Bill Thomson will give a family-friendly talk on his acclaimed children’s book Chalk, followed by a book signing and sidewalk chalk extravaganza as a part of the New Britain American Art Museum's Family Day.
Follow this link for more information on the day's events: http://www.nbmaa.org
The McKernan Gallery at the New Britain Museum of American Art presents Maurice Sendak
Nov. 9, 2013–Feb. 9, 2014
5:30-7:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
Maurice Sendak will be comprised of 65 works, culled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Sendak’s beloved Where the Wild Things Are. It will explore the creative genius of a man who gave form, in words and images, to the fierce power of children’s imagination. Original works will be complemented by quotes from 50 prominent individuals such as Tom Hanks, President Barak Obama and Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss).
The exhibition will be grouped in four themes and will examine:
Where the Wild Things Are: From Pages to Stages and Screens: Original book illustrations, limited-edition lithographs, and sculpture; opera set design drawings; movie concept sketches
“A book is a book is a book": Illustrations for The Sign at Rosie’s Door, Pierre, In the Night Kitchen, Little Bear, and more
Cover to Cover; Wall to Wall: Magazine covers, original posters, prints and more (Including art for The Rolling Stone, American Ballet, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Children’s Book Week)
Up-Close and Personal: Early and personal works
Visit the museum's website for more info: www.nbmaa.org
Two events celebrating the winners in this year's American Photography 29 and American Illustration 32 annuals and the Latin Fotografia and Illustacion 2 and International Motion Art Awards 2 competitions are being held in New York City next month as part of Illustration Week.
The BIG TALK Symposium will be held on Wednesday, November 6, from 1-4pm in the School of Visual Arts Theater at 333 West 23rd Street. See the AI-AP website for details. The BIG TALK is free and open to the public. Doors open at 12:30pm.
The Party will be held on Thursday, November 7, from 7-11pm at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street (E. Houston Street). Selected winners get in free. Chosen winners, guests and general admission prices vary—more information and tickets here.