The first storm dumped almost two feet of snow to Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, the day of the opening of the Dinotopia exhibit. Only emergency vehicles were allowed on the road.
Mountains of snow piled up at the edges of parking lots. We dug out Trusty Rusty in time to get in on Sunday for the opening, lecture, and colored pencil workshop.
The Dinotopia exhibition was beautifully installed, and there was a good turnout, considering the obstacles. In the workshop class we first drew onions, then exotic brass pots. In the lower left photo we visited a gallery of “Dino-Designo” drawings, where people of all ages had drew their interpretation of people and dinosaurs living together.
I also had a chance (lower right) to talk to the docents about the paintings and the inspiration behind them.
In the middle of the week a second snowstorm left more than a foot of snow on the region, putting an end to our carefully-laid plans for lots of schools visits. But we got a lot of work done and kind of enjoyed the adventure. And we were able to visit the art schools UArts in Philadelphia and DCAD in Wilmington. I’ll report on those separately.
After one last event, Paleopalooza, in Philadelphia, where I was starting to lose my voice, we headed back home. The plan is for me to return to the museum on the weekend of May 15 (The exhibit closes May 16). Those who were unable to make it to the first workshop might enjoy this new one on imaginative drawing.