Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Fish Wrap, August 15-16

Cartoon Art Museum: Once Upon A Dream: The Art of Sleeping BeautyOpening Reception with Disney Artist Ron Dias

Saturday, August 15, 2009, 7:00-9:00pm

Please join the Cartoon Art Museum for a reception celebrating our latest exhibition, Once Upon A Dream: The Art of Sleeping Beauty on Saturday, August 15, 2009, from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Special guest Ron Dias will be present to discuss his career as an animation artist and illustrator, with a special focus on his role in the creation of the Walt Disney classic Sleeping Beauty.

Once Upon A Dream explores the creation of one of Walt Disney Studios’ most enduring films, from pencil art and model sheets to animation cels, color guides and behind-the-scenes photographs of the cast and crew

This reception is free and open to the public

The cartoon museum also offers cartooning classes on Saturday afternoon For a minimal fee ($5) , The classes cover a wide variety of skills with subjects ranging from character design to storyboarding to creating their own mini-comics. These classes are recommended for students from 8-14 years old.

Classes are scheduled for August 15, 2009 and 22, 2009

For the most up to date scheduling information, please contact CAM Director of Education Diane Shapiro Sommerfield at or by telephone at (415) CAR-TOON [227-8666], ext. 303.

Emerging Artists:

Cuneo Brothers at Fort Mason: Museo ItaloAmericano: Building C

The Cuneo brothers were part of an early 20th century emerging artistic community in San Francisco that was influenced by European post-Impressionist art movements. The Museo exhibit is the first time the work of all three brothers appears together

"Cuneo: A Family of Early California Artists" is on view July 14-September 27, Tuesday through Sunday from Noon–4:00 p.m. Admission to the Museo is free. For more information, visit

Jewish Musum: Drop-In Art-Making: Gouache on Paper - Sunday, August 16; 1-3PM

Investigate the differences between watercolor and gouache paints and create your own beautiful paintings!


Precita Eyes does Kerry Marshall and then, stick around for a viewing of Dr. Strangelove, the definitive anti-war movie of the 60's and one of Peter Seller's best roles: Phyllis Wattis Theatre at 3 PM

Lindsay Wildlife Museum: Daily programs feature live, native California animals. Hands-on activities for children, changing art and natural history exhibits. A nationally recognized wildlife hospital treats injured and orphaned native animals.Free Admission Day: Saturday August 22

National and International:

More discussions on the Elgin Marbles:

Tyler Green reports on a new acquisition at the NGA. I often wonder how we will view these sculptures in 20 years or more).

Yale Press Forbids All Images Of Muhammad In Book (so much for freedom of the press)

Yale University Press has banned not only the "notoriously controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad" from its fall title, "The Cartoons That Shook the World," but also "any other illustrations of the prophet that were to be included, specifically, a drawing for a children's book; an Ottoman print; and a sketch by the 19th-century artist Gustave Doré of Muhammad being tormented in Hell, an episode from Dante's 'Inferno' that has been depicted by Botticelli, Blake, Rodin and Dalí." The New York Times 08/13/09

U-Penn Focuses on Art (How Refreshing!)

News Art Blog:

Twomby has style?

Koons has 120 “assistants” ( makes you wonder who really makes his “art”)

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