There's something very unique about when you see a piece of art for the first time, and in between the contour lines and bright colors, you find a beatifully universal language that helps you realize just a little bit more about the world around you.
Yet, you don't have to wait until the next time you happen to pass by a gallery window on your way to work. The Society of Illustrators is now hosting its new season of events with a variety of exhibitions, lectures and openings for anyone who loves art to attend. Whether you're interested in a mix and mingle with fellow art lovers, or looking to experience the wonders of illustration at a gallery opening, this season you can explore the dimensions of art with a whole new perspective at these great events.
January 25, 2012 - February 18, 2012
Opening Reception: February 3, 2012
The second of the three-part “Annual Exhibition: Illustrators 54,” the Book and Editorial Exhibit will be held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators January 25 to February 18, 2012. It featured works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals.
Refreshments 6 pm, Awards Presentation 7 pm, Cash bar will be open until midnight.
Tickets: $30 members, $40 non-members, $20 students
February 8, 2012, 6:30-8 pm
Winsor McCay is considered to be the "father of animation". He is probably best known for his newspaper comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland (1905-14 and 1924-27), and the animated short film, Gertie and the Dinosaur (1914). Shortly before publishing magnet William Randolph Hearst put an end to his animated films, McCay created one of his greatest shorts, The Flying House.
Independent animator Bill Plympton has restored the film by digitally retouching and coloring each frame. This version also includes voice overs from actors Matthew Modine and Patricia Clarkson. On February 8th, Bill will be premiering the newly restored The Flying House at the Society of Illustrators. This film series is open to the public. Please visit the Society of Illustrators website to purchase tickets.
Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members, $10 students
February 23, 2012- March 17, 2012
Opening Reception: March 2, 2012
The third of the three-part “Annual Exhibition: Illustrators 54,” the Advertising and Institutional Exhibit will be held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators February 23 to March 17, 2012. It featured works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals.