WHAT'S UP DOC? HU sponsors The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons Exhibit at Honeywell Center

A special Warner Bros. Cartoon Exhibit at the Honeywell Center in Wabash, sponsored by Huntington University, will continue through February 7 at the Clark Gallery.
Staff Writer

Huntington University’s School of the Arts is the sponsor for The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons exhibit at the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Ind.
The exhibit is on display through Feb. 7 at the Clark Gallery.
“This is such an exciting educational cooperative opportunity for our students studying art, film and animation in our School of the Arts,” stated Dr. Lance Clark, Huntington University’s Associate Dean of the Arts.
“I know all the students and staff had so much fun working on the creative short promotional film that will be on display at the Honeywell Center and a few of our students are actually interning over January to help document all of the art associated with the exhibit,” he said.
The exhibit traces the development of Warner’s cartoon stars such as Bugs Bunny, Tweety and The Road Runner and explores the techniques through which animated films are made.
The interpretive exhibition is a greatly expanded version of the Museum of Modern Art retrospective. It consists of film shorts, drawings, paintings, “cels” and related memorabilia used in the making of Warner’s classic cartoons from the 1930s through the early 1960s. Works by all of the studio’s directors — including Chuck Jones, Tex Avery, Friz Freleng and Bob Clampett, now considered the giants of American animated filmmakers — are richly represented.
“The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons is a museum-quality exhibit and we are honored to host it at the Honeywell Center,” said Andrea Zwiebel, Honeywell’s Director of Arts & Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to partner with Huntington University’s School of the Arts,” she continued. “The partnership is beneficial because it is important for both The Honeywell Foundation and Huntington University to incorporate educational components. There is a dual learning opportunity—the general public and students! The exhibition is designed to teach the basics of animation with iconic artwork. We couldn’t be more pleased to share this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the Clark Gallery.”
Huntington University’s School of the Arts is comprised of animation, film, broadcasting, theatre, art and music programs. To view the promotional film the students created as well as learn more about HU’s digital media programs, go to www.huntington.edu/DMA.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges.
Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The non-profit university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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