Claymation Guru Will Vinton's personal Animation Art & Sculptures on Exhibition at Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
February 25, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsAcademy Award-winning animation producer/director Will Vinton’s personal art collection, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” is on exhibition in the Mark K. Wheeler Gallery at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, February 28 – March 31. His collection is a celebration of the art and artistry that goes into designing animated characters. The purpose of this exhibit is to honor the many regional artists who have contributed to many of Vinton’s animated productions.
Vinton is known for introducing several new brands of animation to audiences across the globe by launching the careers of the California Raisins, the Noid, Dinosaurs “Herb & Rex,” M&M’s “Red & Yellow” and The PJs’ Thurgood Stubbs. Winner of Oscar, Emmy, and Clio awards, Vinton continues to break new ground in computer character animation, Claymation, Stop-motion, and flash animation.
The exhibit consists of mostly 2D framed pieces that show work in progress which are of interest to The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale students majoring in Animation, Game Art & Design, and Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. Vinton’s animation art collection show features some well-known art, but the essence of this exciting exhibit focuses on educating visitors about the precise, demanding, and involved process of creating animation art and design.
Winner of Oscar, Emmy, and Clio awards, Vinton continues to break new ground in computer character animation, Claymation, Stop-motion, and flash animation. Under his new banner, “Freewill Entertainment,” he has produced and directed a new live action/ computer-generated (CG) animation hybrid movie called “The Morning After,” which recently won the Bronze Remi Award at World fest in Houston, Texas. He has also recently ventured into new and exciting territory with the recent release of “Jack Hightower,” a 110-page graphic novel with Dark Horse Comics.
For more information please contact 954-308-2109. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale gallery hours are: 8am-10pm; Sat., 9am-5pm; Closed Sundays and holidays. Admission is free.