Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Coming to Philadelphia PA and Rockville MD

Saturday, February 14, Paleopalooza Event, Philadelphia
I'm thrilled to be part of the program this weekend for Paleopalooza, a family event at the Academy of Natural Sciences, which will include live reptile shows, screenings of dinosaur movies, dinosaur drawing workshops, and me, talking about how I came up with Dinotopia and what goes into making the pictures. The event goes on all weekend, but my illustrated talk in the auditorium starts at 1 pm and is called Dinotopia: Fact and Fantasy. A Dinotopia book signing will follow the talk.

Monday, February 16, Rockville, Maryland
The Montgomery College Arts Institute in Rockville, Maryland will be hosting me on Monday, February 16 at 12:00 noon in the Theatre Arts Building, Arena. I'll give a digital slide lecture showing how to make a realistic picture of something that doesn't exist, like a fantasy subject or a historical scene. I'll cover topics like research, maquettes, perspective, color keying, and costumes. The talk is open to the public, and there will be a book signing and some original paintings to look at afterward. For more information, contact Ed Ahlstrom in the Art Department at 240.567.7639.

The little listing on the left called "Upcoming Appearances" has some of the other events this spring. I'm sorry, the botanical illustration workshop in Denver in March is sold out. I'm tentatively coming to Toronto later in March. If you live nearby, I hope to meet you at one of them.


Natalie said...

Please, come to Toronto. Please?

Steve said...


My wife and I were hoping to see your April presentation in Columbus. Seems like the date was once given as the 9th but is now the 6th. Do you have details on that appearance? Thanks.

Ray Lederer said...

Cool! I'll be at the Rockville lecture. Cant' wait:)

James Gurney said...

Natalie, I hope to have something to announce about Toronto soon. I've never been and am dying to visit!

Rayford, look forward to meeting you.

Steve, sorry, my mistake on the CCAD date. It has always been April 6th, but I just got confused when I posted the date previously. I'll be the guest of the great illustrator Chris Payne and the art students at the Columbus College of Art and Design. I'll try to find out whether or not it's open to the public.

Wendy said...

I sooo hope you make it to Toronto!

Jo said...

You've never been to Toronto?

You should definitely schedule something there for us Canadians. Well, those of us that live in Southern Ontario.

David Still said...

So... No plans on coming to Sweden on Finland in the near future? ;)

James Gurney said...

David, if you can find a museum (natural history, children's, small art museum) that might like to host the Return to Dinotopia art exhibition, which is now touring Europe, a visit could pretty likely be arranged. Isn't there a wonderful natural history museum in Gothenburg?

The exhibit will next be in Newcastle England, where I'll be visiting this summer. For more information about the European exhibit, here's the website: