Animator Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, appears for a signing at Montserrat College of Art’s Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery on Saturday May 17th from 11:00 – 12:30 pm! The exhibition will be on view and open to the public from April 29 – May 17, 2014.
Montserrat College of Art announces internationally known Animator Bryan Konietzko as the 2014 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient. Mr. Konietzko will address the Montserrat community on May 16, 2014 at 10 am at the Dane Street Church, 10 Dane Street, Beverly.
Konietzko is a Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated animation director, best known as the co-creator and executive producer of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. He has also worked as a character designer at Film Roman for Family Guy and as Assistant Director for Mission Hill and King of the Hill. He was a Storyboard Artist and Art Director for the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim. Konietzko earned a BFA degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.
“We are extremely honored to have an artist of Mr. Konietzko’s caliber speaking to our graduates,” said Stephen D. Immerman, president of the college. “His successful career both in the US and abroad will be inspirational to our community. We are excited to welcome him to the campus and to the North Shore.”
Immediately following commencement, students and guests are invited to the Beverly Common, next to the Hardie Building, for an outdoor reception hosted by the Montserrat community. The Montserrat Gallery will be open for viewing of the 2014 All Senior Show at the college’s main campus building at 23 Essex Street.
Please note: a Silent Auction corresponds with the exhibition and all works are for sale! All proceeds will be donated to The One Fund.
Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex Street Beverly, MA 01915
Montserrat College presents a day of comic book themed art and discussion featuring artists from all walks of life and disciplines.
“Capes and Crusaders” will be a giant comics-inspired art show showcasing an impressive body of work from over 50 different artists. See this large group of creators join together to bring their comic book visions to life. Various techniques and styles will be displayed in an exhibition celebrating all things comic book. Curated by Adam Miller and Joshua Morrissette.
The Opening Reception will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the 301 Gallery on Cabot St. in downtown Beverly, walking distance from the school.
The exhibit will be highlighted by a selection of works from the Randy House Collection, including art by Drew Struzan, Frank Frazetta, James Jean, and more.
Immediately preceding the gallery event will be an in-depth panel discussion elaborating on the topics of, creativity, accountability, production and networking through this very competitive and exciting field. “Word Balloons and Thought Bubbles” will be a talk led by filmmaker Tom Bennett and features six professionals from the world of art and comics.
The forum will be held from 2:00-3:30 in the Hardie Building at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St. Beverly, Ma.
Panelists include: Jerry Ma, Ken Knudtsen, Adam Miller, Josh Morrissette, Andy Houle, and Dave Ferreira.
This will be a unique experience for any lover of comic books, illustration, art and storytelling. See amazing interpretations of iconic characters up close and personal and get access to creative professionals behind some of these amazing projects. Join us and the New England comics community as we celebrate this colorful world of heroes and villains. Come one come all- it’s an event not to be missed!
Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA introduces a comic book immersive course as part of their summer programming. “Introduction to Comics I and II” is a two week workshop and will be taught by comic book professionals Adam Miller and Jason Mathis. Course description follows. For more information or to sign up please click the link.
Introduction to Comics I
Instructors: Jason Mathis (primary) and Adam Miller
June 24 – 28, 2013; M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
This workshop will explore the first steps towards creating and producing your own comic. We will begin by deconstructing the medium and highlighting the importance of each part as it contributes to the whole, from pencils and inks, to plotting and dialogue, bringing them all together in a way that takes advantage of this unique, visual, storytelling art form. Historical examples, active discussions, and critical feedback will take place alongside practical studio work.The course will culminate in a mini-expose of our work throughout the week.
**This course is designed as part one of a two week comics immersive, though each week may be taken individually; second part held during the week of July 8-12. Minimum age is 16 years.
(non-credit course only)
Introduction to Comics II
Instructors: Adam Miller (primary) & Jason Mathis
July 8 – 12, 2013; M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
You made a comic book, so now what? Developing a story and making art for a comic is only half the battle. What you do with your creation after it’s made is what sets apart the pretenders from the contenders. This course will give you and your book a chance to get noticed in a crowd. We will discuss effective cover design, production, promotion, distribution and networking. Learn how to take your project from art desk to convention floor, from your head to their hands. Through first-hand accounts, contemporary examples, studio work and group discussion we’ll brainstorm the best plan of action to bring you goals closer to comic book reality. The course will culminate in a mini-expose of our work throughout the week.
**This course is designed as part two of a two week comics immersive, though each week may be taken individually; first part held during the week of June 24-28. Minimum age for the course is 16 years.
(non-credit course only)
Adam Miller graduated from Montserrat in 2000 with a BFA in Illustration. He is best known for his work as creative director for publisher Terminal Press, where he co-created the ZombieBomb! comic anthology. Adam has shown art from coast to coast, most recently exhibiting at the Halcyon and Genuine Artikle galleries, both in NYC. His work has received recognition from G4TV, The New York Times, Fangoria and MSNBC.
Jason Mathis is a Canadian artist who currently lives and works in Scotland. He is an active member of the Hope Street Studios – a prominent community of graphic and comic artists in Glasgow – and also teaches comics and life drawing for the Glasgow School of Art. Jason’s work has been shown in the UK, Germany, Canada and the US, and his self published ‘zine All You Can Eat has managed to find itself in pockets all across the globe. He holds an MFA from Glasgow School of Art. jammdiggity.blogspot.co.uk
Montserrat College of Art announces a Zombie-theme art show with special guest Adam Miller, a Montserrat Illustration alum, CAF member, and Co-Art Director of the Zombie Bomb comic anthology. This show features work in various media and styles from current students, faculty, and alumni. Three Awards of Student Excellence will be presented at the show’s opening celebration: One chosen by the Illustration faculty, one chosen by Illustration majors, and one student work chosen by Adam Miller to be included in his upcoming publication!
Opening: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:00-7:30pm
Location: 301 Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, 301 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915
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