TALK - TALK
MOLLY BARNES with
& others in the Animated Film Industry
Saturday, May 26, 2012
3:00 to 6:00 pm
SPACE IS LIMITED - RESERVATIONS REQUESTED
Molly Barnes is a New York and Los Angeles art gallery owner, radio personality, author, art dealer and critic. She is credited with discovering John Baldessari, Gronk, Mark Kostabi, Robert Cottingham, and many others. As a pioneering art dealer who owned a gallery on Los Angeles' famed La Cienega Gallery Row in the 1960s, Barnes helped build renowned art collections for producer Norman Lear and director Billy Wilder. Currently art curator at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York, she now lectures at Lowes Hotel in Santa Monica, and is currently working on a memoir about her friendship with de Kooning. She has been a radio reporter for 23 years, the last five at KCSN.
Sam Clayberger was a designer and background painter at UPA between 1953-1958, produced the artwork for the Rocky & Bullwinkle pilot (along with Roy Morita), and has had a long career as a fine artist and art teacher. Clayberger studied fine art with a heavy emphasis on figure drawing and painting at Chouinard Institute. He became aware of UPA Pictures, and for the first time thought that perhaps there was a place for artistic endeavours in the animation world. He worked in animation on “The Bullwinkle Show”, “George of the Jungle”, The Huckleberry Hound Show, and a few others, but his first love was painting and teaching. Clayberger’s paintings have been shown at the Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Pasadena Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Association, and Heritage Gallery.