SOURCE: California Art Club

April 23, 2008 13:32 ET

Hollywood Artists to Discuss 'When Fine Art Meets Moviemaking' During California Art Club's Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

Artists for Projects Ranging From "Godzilla" and "Terminator," to "Harry Potter" and "Enchanted," Will Reveal How They Enhance and Promote Films Using Traditional Art Techniques

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Renowned representational painters and sculptors who have left indelible impressions on millions around the world with the artwork they created for movies will discuss the intersection of traditional fine arts and filmmaking at an educational program during the California Art Club's 97th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, on view from April 27 to May 18 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

The panel discussion, "When Fine Art Meets Moviemaking," will take place Sunday, May 11, from 3 to 5 p.m., and feature Gold Medal artists who have used their artistic talents to recreate settings from days past, give life to other-worldly creatures and even promote movies.

The panelists will include Drew Struzan, whose more than 150 movie posters include "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," the "Star Wars" series, and the "Harry Potter" series; Glen Eisner, a makeup and special effects sculptor who has worked on "Terminator 2," "The Legend of Zorro," and "Charlie Wilson's War"; Peter Brooke, creative supervisor for Jim Henson's Creature Shop, who has contributed to "Dr. Dolittle," "Dinosaurs," and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"; and Sunny Apinchapong-Yang, a background artist and supervisor for animation projects that have included "Enchanted," "Lion King," and "Shark Tale."

William Stout, whose feature film production credits include "Godzilla," "Jurassic Park" and "Pan's Labyrinth," will moderate the discussion.

The program is free with museum admission, which is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. For more information, call the Club at (626) 583- 9009 or visit

The California Art Club's Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition showcases new works from the nation's leading traditional fine artists and celebrates California Impressionism, the artistic movement attributed to the Club's founding members nearly a century ago. The display features sculpture as well as paintings of genres ranging from quintessential California plein air landscapes and seascapes to figures and still life.

Note to Editor: William Stout, a Gold Medal artists and the moderator for the panel, is available for interviews, and digital photos of artwork featured in this exhibition are available. Contact Beverly Chang at (310) 472-9323 or

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    Beverly Chang
    (310) 472-9323