Yesterday a truck arrived outside a museum called Maison d’Ailleurs in Yverdon, Switzerland and unloaded several wooden crates containing over 50 original Dinotopia paintings.
The exhibition, called “Return to Dinotopia,” will open October 4 and will run for five months, then continue to other museums in Europe. It will include new paintings and maquettes from Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara.
Maison d’Ailleurs (literally "House of Elsewhere") is a jewel of a museum specializing in "science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journeys," with a recently expanded Jules Verne collection. I did this plein-air watercolor sketch of the museum (the white building) when it hosted the last Dinotopia exhibit five years ago.
I’ll be in attendance for the opening of “Return to Dinotopia” in October, which will coincide with the publication of the French edition of Chandara from Editions Fleurus of Paris. After a visit to Switzerland, I’m planning to visit Paris for a few signing events. I am as excited as a schoolboy because I’ve never been to France before!
Maison d'Ailleurs, link.
"Return to Dinotopia" and "Fantastical Art" exhibitions, link.
Editions Fleurus, link.
Mr. Patrick Gyger of Maison d'Ailleurs is arranging the European tour after Switzerland. To contact him: email@example.com