Thursday, August 30, 2007


Tom McMillin
Career Retrospective: 1958 - 2007
Mentor-to-Many:The McMillin Effect
September 23 – November 3, 2007

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 23rd
from 4-6pm

SAVE THE DATE!! September 23rd

Tom McMillin is a living legend in the Southern Californian art scene. In March of 2006 he was the first artist in residence at the historic Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai. He was given the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the famous ceramicist’s actual glazes and clay found at her studio that Beatrice Woods herself used. The Center asked McMillin to catalogue Wood’s ceramic molds and glaze formulas as well as to curate an exhibition.

Tom McMillin is the former Acting Chair of the Art Department at CSUN. Noteworthy public works include “Climatic Extremes” for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and “Surf Line Erosion” at both the Newport Harbor Art Museum and The Santa Barbara Museum.

The “Mentor to Many” exhibition will be in conjunction with McMillin’s first retrospective and a sight-specific installation in the Gerd Koch Gallery, "Climatic Extremes". As such, all SCIART galleries will be presenting the work of a modern master and that of his many students, providing the community with an exceptional opportunity to experience dynamic art; to trace a Mentor’s legacy; to be uplifted be seeing how one person’s inspiration and talent has so beautifully effected so many.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

CSUN Animation Grad gets credits: "Phantom Planet"

CSUN Animation Grad gets credits: "Phantom Planet" 1 hr Finale, Aug 20, 8pm, Nickelodeon.

Aaron Hammersley, CSUN-Animation Alum @2004.

"Phantom Planet", special 1 hour movie premiere, Danny Phantom series finale, Aug 30, 8pm, Nicktoons. Aaron's credits are for both: Storyboard Revisionist and Storyboard Artist. He reports that he is currently working on "Fairly Odd Parents" as a Storyboard Artist and loves his job!

While Aaron was studying Animation at CSUN, he Interned with Nickelodeon Animation Studios and received a review as...the best Intern they ever had! He was hired full-time after graduating. While a student, he animated his own film "Canadian Suckerpunch" winning Honorable Mention, CSUN Annual Student Art Show and screened in Newport Beach Film Fest 04.

We are so proud of Aaron Hammersley. See below for more on Danny Phantom special see info below from awn.

Prof. Mary Ann Trujillo