Our Illustrated World - The 2023 Illustration Gallery Show
Thursday evening we celebrated the opening of our biannual WU Illustration Gallery Show. It's a chance to show off works by our amazingly talented students in our show called "Our Illustrated World."
Works were from several (not all) illustration courses, such as Design Drawing II (a freshmen-level drawing course)... Comparative Anatomy: Creature Creation (this is Shaunie with her piece - she also shared world building pieces and an animation sizzle reel)... Illustrating Children's Books, here are book dummies and full spreads... Animation 1 (a collection of sizzle reels shared on a monitor), Creating Graphic Novels... Persuasion & Propaganda (these are posters around "Mental Wellness" and "Self care")... and World Building. Setting up the show was a great learning experience in itself; although, we couldn't have done it without the help of Gallery aide, Jenna, shown blowing up one of the many balloons!
Here are Alyssa and Mia... Ave and Asher... Ethan, Sarah, Israel, and Guye... They did a great job getting everything on display - it was a lot of work - and it came together beautifully! Here was the primary signage. One entire wall was made up of works from World Building, from the maps... to large projections of the scenes (not shown), to landscape views, to street views , moving in to interior views, and prop design. A few students created maquettes (models) to use to make their drawings more accurate. Look at the model by Izzy Wallace... Then see how it translated to her artwork - pretty awesome! Everyone had a great time. They blew up balloons (here's Ave who got pretty good at making balloon dogs). Here are Maggie, Israel, and Asher. Folks loved watching the Animation Reels. Several alumni dropped by. Here are Lizzie, Hannah, and David. And me (feeling rather victorious) with Lizzie. We had mascots - Chair Jason with his pug... and Kaelen with Beans. The show is up in the Lewandowski Gallery through March 6th. I hope you can drop by!