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Art Insight Lecture Series @ SUU: Concept Artist Paul Hamblin (CC: Sept 16)

Michael French
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office: 435-865-8667
Cell: 805-260-8797

SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: Developing images to support a filmmaker’s vision requires the expertise and skill of a concept artist, whose unique illustrative style creates new worlds or reshapes existing ones. Department Chair Eric Brown is pleased to announce that SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, Art Insights, features a lively discussion with such a creator of unique visions, concept artist Paul Hamblin. The discussion begins at 7pm on Thursday, September 16, 2010, in SUU’s Great Hall. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Working for Imagemovers Digital, Robert Zemeckis’ animation studio, Paul Hamblin was handpicked by Academy Award®-winning creative designer Doug Chiang to be a concept artist for the studio’s acclaimed IMAX 3D film, A Christmas Carol. Hamblin has also contributed to such upcoming film projects as Mars Needs Mom (scheduled for release in 2011) and the anticipated 3D adaptation of the classic Beatles animated feature, Yellow Submarine (scheduled for release 2012). Hamblin, who graduated from SUU with a B.A. in illustration, is returning to share his experiences about his career and working in his unique field.

Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.

Explore the vision and process of the concept artist, when Paul Hamblin takes part in a lively discussion for SUU’s Art Insights. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.


WHAT: SUU’s Arts Insights spotlights the role of the concept artist in developing the look of an animated film. Paul Hamblin, an SUU alumnus, discusses his career and working on such projects Robert Zemeckis’ IMAX 3D film, A Christmas Carol, as well as upcoming projects Mars Needs Moms and Yellow Submarine.

WHO: Art Insights
Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design

WHEN: Thursday, September 16, 2010

TIME: 7:00pm

WHERE: Great Hall, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.

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