Tom Angleberger will visit Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA on April 6th at 10:00am for some arts and crafts fun! His activity book, Art2-D2′s Guide to Folding and Doodling, offers Star Wars-themed origami instructions, good for kids and kids at heart. See http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/tom-angleberger-art2-d2s-guide-folding-and-doodling for details.
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The Studios at Porter Mill in Beverly, MA is hosting “Zombiebombed,” a gallery show of “seventy original pieces of artwork published in and inspired by the renowned ZombieBomb! Comic Anthology.” This runs April 1st through the 29th. On April 28th from 4:00pm to 8:00pm there will be a meet-and-greet reception with several of the artists. Learn more at http://studiosatportermill.blogspot.com/2012/04/zombiebombed.html.
The third annual Steampunk Bizarre Exhibit will be on display at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT, starting with the opening reception on October 1st, 2011 and running through January 15th, 2012.
Dr. Grymm Laboratories presents the third annual 2011 Steampunk Bizarre Exhibit, featuring the works of 21 national and internaitonal artists that explore the unknown alternative world of Steampunk and Mark Twain. A complete Steampunk experience like no other, featuring special events, performances and interactive oddities! Opening reception will be on October 1, 2011. Funded by Hartford Steam Boiler and Foresite Technologies.
Learn more at http://www.marktwainhouse.org/museum/upcoming_exhibits.php and http://www.drgrymmlaboratories.net.
[Tip from Kristin]
Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton will sign his art instruction book Dragons’ Domain at the Borders Bookstore in Cranston, RI on June 11th at 1:00pm. Find more information at http://www.borders.com/online/store/EventView?city=&state=&zipCode=&within=&all_stores=&selectedStoreId=10586&eventId=368586
[Tip from James of RISFC]
I just recently found out about “SugiPOP!”, an exhibition of anime, manga, comics and contemporary art that’s been going on at the Portsmouth Museum of Art in Portsmouth, NH since October. The final day of the exhibit will be January 16, 2011. Admission is free. See http://www.portsmouthmfa.org/ for details.
The Boston Athenæum in Boston, MA will exhibit “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey” from February 9th through June 3rd, 2011:
Carnivorous plants, falling masonry, and uninvited guests fill the imaginary world of artist and author Edward Gorey. His stories and accompanying illustrations maintain a delicate balance between the hilarious and the horrific.
Gorey’s voracious consumption of literature, his love of the ballet, and his off beat and wry view of the world resulted in a sardonic and witty oeuvre. This exhibition explores the diversity of Gorey’s art through original pen and ink illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings, and ephemera. Drawn from the holdings of the Gorey Charitable Trust, the exhibition comprises approximately 180 objects, including selections from The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Unstrung Harp, The Gilded Bat, and other well-known Gorey publications.
Visit http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/153 for more details.
[Tip from Charley]
The Space 242 art gallery in Boston, MA is opening a new exhibit called “Celebrating Comic Art” featuring artists Jamie Buckmaster, Craig Bostick, Alison Cowell, Andy Fish, Veronica Hebard, Bret Herholz, Mike Leslie, Derek Ring, Paul Ryan, and Tak Toyoshima. The exhibit will be open from May 28 to June 18; there will be an opening reception May 28 from 6:00-8:00pm, and an artist talk will be held June 18 from 7:00-8:00pm. For more information visit http://www.space242.com/.
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UPDATE: Dave says this event has been cancelled. 🙁
Fantasy artist Frank Frazetta, known for his illustrations of Conan The Barbarian, Lord of the Rings and Tarzan, passed away on May 10, 2010. The Knight Memorial Library in Providence, RI will honor him with a free showing of the documentary film Frazetta: Painting with Fire on May 26th at 6:00pm. For more information visit http://www.provcomlib.org/
[Tip from Dave of the Providence Community Library]
The National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA will host the exhibit “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World” from April 3 through June 27, 2010. The show, organized by the Smithsonian Institution, The Jim Henson Legacy, and The Biography Channel, celebrates the life of Muppets creator Jim Henson and features work from throughout his career:
The exhibition features 100 original artworks, including drawings, cartoons and storyboards that illustrate Henson’s talent as a storyteller and visionary. Among the variety of exhibition objects are puppets and television and movie props, photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work and original video productions, including excerpts from Henson’s early career and experimental films.
See http://www.monh.org/Default.aspx?tabid=558 for details.
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James Gurney, creator of the Dinotopia book series, will discuss his art and sign copies of his book Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA on Saturday, March 13, from 1:00 to 4:00pm. To learn more go to http://www.nrm.org/2010/02/painting-what-doesn%e2%80%99t-exist-an-afternoon-with-james-gurney/
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