January 15, 2008
Claymation and Stop Motion… truly, this is the recipe for laughing and clapping your hands. I adore this form of animation. Whether it’s Gumby, Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, or any of stop motion films Tim Burton was behind, The Corpse Bride, James & The Giant Peach, and The Nightmare Before Christmas… these movies bring endless joy and wonder. And now, one of the pioneers of the field, Will Vinton, will be visiting Philadelphia.
Who is Will Vinton? He’s the man who trademarked the term Claymation. He’s probably best known for creating The California Raisins in the late 80s, his work on the FOX show The PJ’s, the Red, Yellow, and Green M&M characters, and his Oscar winning short, Closed Mondays. He also has the sweetest mustache EVER.
His show will be running at the Art Institute of Philadelphia in the 1622 Gallery at 1622 Chestnut Street from January 23rd until February 29th. There will be an opening reception on the 24th, at 4PM, complete with refreshments.
The real treat? Vinton himself will be in town on Wednesday, the 23rd, at 5:30PM, at the University of the Arts, giving a free lecture open to both students and the public.
January 23rd, Free Lecture
CB3 Auditorium, Hamilton Hall @ University of the Arts
Broad & Pine St, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery @ 1622 Gallery
Art Institute of Philadelphia
1622 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA