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Nickelodeon, CSU Fullerton to Celebrate the Art of ‘Sanjay & Craig’

Nickelodeon Studios teams up with the CSU Fullerton Art Department to mount an exhibition of artwork and video celebrating the hit animated series, Sanjay and Craig.

Nickelodeon Studios has teamed up with the CSU Fullerton Art Department to mount an exhibition of artwork and video celebrating the Sanjay and Craig show.

Running from April 12 – June 20, the opening reception for the exhibit will be held at CSU Fullerton’s Pollak Library in the Atrium Gallery on Saturday, April 12, from 5-7 p.m. Students and faculty of the CSU Fullerton Entertainment Art/Animation & Illustration programs will gather to celebrate the creative and voice talent for the hit Nickelodeon Studios program Sanjay and Craig.

Curated by renowned art historians Sanjay and Craig, the exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on art created for, and inspired by, the Nickelodeon television series Sanjay and Craig. The exhibition traces the series from its punk-infused creation in San Francisco -- where the dude-snake duo was first drawn and Craig uttered the immortal words, “Dude, what’s up?” -- to its present state as an artist-inspired, storyboard-driven show that chronicles the absurd wonders of being a kid. The collection explores profound themes of best friendship, bodily functions, B-grade celebrity worship, and the basic human need for chicken wings.  

For this retrospective, Sanjay and Craig have brought together a comprehensive collection of production art that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of television animation. The series art includes original character sketches, layouts, backgrounds, title cards, storyboards and animatic video. In addition, the curators have commissioned original art for the exhibition, from paintings, sculpture, and a one-of-a-kind collection of Fart Jars.

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Source: CSU Fullerton Art Department

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.