Behind the Cels: Selections from SCAD’s Don Bluth Collection

Banjo the Woodpile Cat sketch/cel setupThat’s the name of the free exhibit the Savannah College of Art and Design Library featuring animation art from the Don Bluth Collection, which was donated to the school by Bluth and Gary Goldman. The exhibit is being done in conjunction with the forthcoming Society for Animation Studies conference at SCAD-Atlanta, July 10-12. The exhibit,  which consists of  drawings, cels, storyboards, concept art, backgrounds and photographs, runs July 7-31 in the school’s Gallery 4 See (on the 4th floor of the C Building) and the Artists Book Room in the ACA/SCAD Library (on the 4th floor of the A Building) — the latter part focuses on art work from Bluth’s unrealized feature, The Little Blue Whale (also known as Song of the Ice Whale and  Kandu) (see model sheet below).

imageThe formal opening for the exhibit will occur on Thursday evening, from 6:00-8:00 pm, in Gallery 4 See, and Gary Goldman is scheduled to be present. (He will also be present on Saturday for a separate presentation during the SAS conference, which is not open to the public.) SCAD-Atlanta is located in midtown Atlanta at 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia.

Author: Harvey Deneroff

Harvey Deneroff is a Los Angeles-based independent animation and film scholar specializing in labor history. He formerly taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and was editor of Animation Magazine, Animation World Magazine, and Graiffit (published by ASIFA-Hollywood). He is the founder and past president of the Society for Animation Studies.

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