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funatic
10-18-2016, 03:17 PM
Just noticed this upcoming exhibit at the G.W.V Smith Art Museum in Springfield, MA: https://springfieldmuseums.org/exhibitions/turtle-power/ juxtaposing original TMNT comic art with Japanese ukiyo-e prints & samurai weapons/armor! Running November 8th to May 14th. Check it out if you're nearby, Springfield could definitely use a bump to the arts budget!

Powder
10-18-2016, 03:58 PM
Sweet Paul Harmon prelim. Wish I could check out the event!

funatic
10-18-2016, 05:02 PM
I'll try to take some pics if they're allowed when I go.

They really need to hang this woodblock print in there too to bridge the gap: :trazz:
http://shop.ukiyoeheroes.com/products/trouble-afoot-giclee-print

funatic
11-11-2016, 08:25 PM
Just got back from this, what an awesome exhibit! I highly encourage anyone in the northeast to make the trip.

There was a huge range of art on display: lots of Eastman (including Shredder prelim sketches), a good showing of old Mirage (Lawson, Berger, Talbot, etc.), a large range of pages and beautiful covers by Zuli, some Tales original frontispieces and covers (I remember Remender and lots of Harmon), and a decent selection of newer IDW stuff as well (many pieces by Campbell, some Santolouco), plus bronze cast statues of the turtles and Splinter. The highlight was probably seeing Farley's original acrylic painted cover for the collected book 3 in person, it was around 3 feet tall and perfect for the theme of the exhibit. (Oh yeah, there was some awesome samurai weapons & armour and ukiyo-e prints co-mingled with the TMNT stuff.) They also had a little game station with turtles on Nintendo to play, and the first Fred Wolf episode going on loop in the back corner.

Unfortunately photos were not allowed (but with most of that orginal art it's really only worth seeing in person). Here's some of the hanging banners and a few familiar faces in the guestbook (who were in attendence at tonight's reception!):
http://i67.tinypic.com/34yqowk.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/335doxw.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/10qezjm.jpg http://i65.tinypic.com/2vkg5s4.jpg

I met the donator of the artwork who said he floats around the forums occasionally, so maybe he could pop in here and say a bit about how it all came together if he sees this? & Again, if y'all are nearby western mass, make the trip!

Toitlefan
11-11-2016, 09:50 PM
This exhibit looks amazing. I live about 2 hours away but I will be making the trip at some point. I'm glad they covered what sounds like a little of everything but focused on the artwork.

Funatic, just out of curiosity, what did the parking situation look like? I know parts of Springfield can get congested.

funatic
11-12-2016, 08:19 AM
Funatic, just out of curiosity, what did the parking situation look like? I know parts of Springfield can get congested.

There are designated free lots for the museums.

BlueBandana
11-12-2016, 09:55 PM
I met the donator of the artwork who said he floats around the forums occasionally
Thanks for the write-up about this exhibit, Elias is an awesome dude!

funatic
11-13-2016, 09:55 AM
Thanks for the write-up about this exhibit, Elias is an awesome dude!

Yeah! If you know him and could steer him to this thread I'd love to hear more about how the exhibit came to fruition and hear what else he has in his collection. I got the impression what was on display was maybe just the tip of the iceberg! If he'd rather PM me that's cool too.