The Creative Talent Network, host of the annual popular CTN Animation Expo will open a new gallery in Burbank devoted to the art of professionals who work in the animation industry. The Center Stage Gallery, which will be launched on June 13th, in association with Stuart Ng Books and Wacom Technologies is described as a permanent space that will “celebrate the talent and ability of contemporary artists from the feature film, illustration and video industries.”
Attempting to create a “new kind of gallery experience” the Center Stage will feature a monthly Artist in Residence series. The gallery will also include a rotating “Collectors Corner” displaying original artwork that has inspired generation to generation from various private collectors2—along with a regularly refreshed stable of books brought in from Stuart Ng Books.
As part of the gallery’s grand opening, the first artist-in-residence (from June 7th – June 30th) will be New York illustrator and animation designer Peter Clarke (Ice Age movies, Treasure Planet). His show, named Past, Pencil, Future, will be premiering both his personal and professional work, with many pieces for sale and on display. Clarke will be in residence at the gallery throughout the exhibit and will be signing his new book, MYTHOS: A Collection of Fantastical Drawings and Paintings.
To find out more information about the Center Stage Gallery, please visit: www.centerstagegallery.com.