Thursday, October 22, 2009

New York Visit

Listed from left to right....Stephen Heigh, Glenn Zimmer, Rich Harrington, Walt Reed, Dominick Saponaro, Tegan Bellitta and myself.

Last week we visited the Society of Illustrators in New York during the last days of the stunningly awesome Spectrum Exhibit.  Donato Giancola was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to provide an inspirational lecture and Q&A session for the students.  It was cold and rainy but afterwards we made it to the Illustration House to drool over some more artwork.  Floating about the premises were some Berkeys, De Seve's, Rockwells, Cornwalls, Parrish, a Dr Suess, one Sendack and a stunning Flagg.  Some were color studies, some were rough drawings.  All originals ... All breathtaking.  An experience I recommend to any illustrator.


Stephen said...

The trip to the Spectrum show was fantastic and that lecture by Donato was so great. He showed incredible humility and shared with us his journey as an artist. It was inspiring. The opportunity to meet Walt Reed at Illustration House was something I never thought I would ever get to do. I have so many of his books on American illustration that have really been a part of my life. It was a wonderful trip. The lunch at the Society of Illustrators members restaurant was outstanding too. A great day with great people!

Christina Hess said...

I agree Stephen. I always look forward to our trips to NY and it was especially great this time with this group of students and colleagues. I look forward to the spring and our trip to Delaware Art Museum as well for James Gurney's exhibit. It should be excellent!