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Menagerie – Opening Tonight!

I’ve been woefully absent from my Journal as of late. I’ve been unbelievably busy…I’ll try to update you on all of my recent projects (including my first starring role in a film!) on a daily basis over the next week or so.

One thing that can’t wait, however: Tonight is the opening of Menagerie – The Art of Animals, an exhibition I co-curated for the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale (1712 South Glendale Avenue, near San Fernando Road, 91205).

It’s an incredible group show depicting different artists’ interpretations of the animal kingdom. The list of artists includes myself, of course (that step-by-step painting from recent Journal entries is the invitation image, billboard image and catalog cover for the exhibition. Come see the original painting in person!), but also Drew Struzan, Peter Brooke, Iain McCaig, Andreas Deja, Steve Kutcher, Antoine Louis Barye, Paul Bransom, Charles Livingston Bull, Marc Davis, Henri Deluermoz, Edward Detmold, Pete Graziano, Doris Hardoon, Louis Paul Jonas, Leon Joosen, Paul Jouve, Charles R. Knight, Harry Rountree, Charles Russell, John Sibbick, Tyrus Wong and Sirio Tofanari.

Visionary curator Joan Adan has turned the Forest Lawn Museum into the hippest and one of the most important art venues in L. A. Recent shows have included a Tiki show, a Goya show, a Winslow Homer show, a huge exhibition of fantasy art and a one man show on Disney legend Marc Davis. Their permanent collection boasts one of the finest Bouguereau paintings in existence. Get on their mailing list!

The opening reception is from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Please RSVP (323/340-4792), as there will be wine and hors d’oeuvres served. This museum also has the finest, most romantic view in all of Los Angeles, so bring your sweetheart. The exhibition will be up until January 2, 2011.

I’ll give a (very) brief speech at 6:30 PM.

I hope to see you all there!

4 thoughts on “Menagerie – Opening Tonight!

  1. Unfortunately, I’ll miss the opening, but we’ll be down to see the show Monday. (I hope it’s open Monday…..I think I’d better go check!)
    I also hope there’s a book/catalog of the show.

  2. Ooops….ok, maybe Tuesday…..

  3. Hi Norm,
    There’s actually a FREE full color catalog of the show. Bless that museum…

  4. Hopefully someone will post pictures from the opening. It was a wonderful evening.

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