Less than a month from now, the largest-ever Dinotopia art exhibition will appear at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. The show will be on view from February 6 – May 16, 2010.
Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney includes 60 of the major works from Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time (1992); Dinotopia: The World Beneath (1995); and Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara (2007), along with a some sketches and maquettes.
Saturday, February 6 will be Dinotopia Family Day with lots of hands-on and family friendly tours. I’ll give a digital lecture called “Fact and Fantasy: The Making of Dinotopia” at 1:00, with a booksigning afterward.
On Sunday, February 7, from 11:00-4:00, I’ll be offering a workshop on water-soluble colored pencils for teens and adults.
There will also be teachers’ workshops, homeschool programs, Saturday craft projects, a spring break art camp, a “Dino Design-O” poster project, and a press preview on February 4. I’ll also be visiting the Delaware College of Art and Design and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia during that second week of February.
The Delaware Art Museum is also the home of the largest display of originals by Howard Pyle, the dean of author/illustrators, and a formidable collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
More on the exhibition and programming at the museum’s official page.
All images and text are copyright 2010 James Gurney
author and illustrator
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Auditorium
James Gurney is the best-selling author and illustrator of the Dinotopia book series and creator of more than 70 illustrated book covers. He has worked on assignment as a National Geographic artist and has illustrated 17 U.S. postage stamps. An accomplished, award-winning artist, Gurney is the recipient of many prestigious honors, including seven Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA), two Hugo Awards from the World Science Fiction Convention, and Best of Show from the Art Director’s Club. Gurney’s art currently appears in museum exhibitions around the world. He lives in the Hudson River Valley in New York with his wife, two sons, and blue parakeet — a living descendant of dinosaurs.
Presented by the Illustration department
Monday, April 6, 2009
Joseph V. Canzani Auditorium
11am to 12:30pm
Free and Open to the Public
Columbus College of Art & Design
107 N. Ninth St.
Columbus, OH 43215