Updated on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11:58AM by adsk.chris
Last Thursday, May 5, 2011, the Autodesk Gallery hosted a private reception for the Digital Canvas exhibition. With over 100 guests, including contributing artists, guests and local media, the exhibit was unveiled in a highly intimate and social setting.
The Collection: Curated by Susan Murtaugh, the exhibit's aim was to celebrate the diversity and creativity of digital art.
"The 'day job' diversity of our 82 artists is astounding.", said Susan in her opening remarks, "Starting with a fourth grade student, university students and professors, a public health worker, lawyer, aerospace technician, general contractor, a farmer, a real estate broker, a couple of architects, a journalist, goldsmith, an obstetrician and surgeon. Not to mention professional illustrators, animators, designers and directors."
The audience was also given a special treat thanks to Jay Shuster, Art Director of Pixar, who shared his background story along with amazing behind the scenes details and concept sketches from the upcoming Cars 2 movie.