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DreamWorlds: The Inspired Concept Art of DreamWorks Animation

From its inception in 1994, DreamWorks Animation has attracted some of the most talented artists and designers in the world. Together, they have conceptualized ancient and modern worlds, designed beloved characters, and created for their 16 films an ever-expanding universe of the imagination: diverse, stylish, humorous and fresh.

San Jose State University, School of Art and Design, Natalie & James Thompson Gallery will show numerous never-before-seen early concept works and character designs from the DreamWorks Animation archive. Included in the show will be paintings, drawings, sculptures and even miniature sets that helped the designers and directors turn their flat art into lush 3D environments suitable for the big screen.

A 60 minute panel discussion with Rex Grignon and Kendal Cronkhite will be held on the opening night in the SJSU Music Concert Hall at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 14.

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tuesday evening 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 11:00am to Friday, May 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 12:00pm
San Jose