Or is it GrAyskull? Lou would know and I wish I would have thought to ask him this past Saturday afternoon at the ToonSeum.
By Lou, I mean the great Lou Scheimer, one of the founders of Filmation and the producer of many of my childhood memories, He-Man included. The ToonSeum celebrated his many accomplishments during the grand opening of their newly expanded space, christened the Lou Scheimer Gallery. Lou was on hand, "He-Man" sword at the ready, to cut the ribbon and get the party started.
It was quite a party, and even though the ToonSeum has doubled in size, it was bursting at the seams that afternoon. Even Councilman Bill Peduto was on hand to throw some old-school governmental language at us and officially proclaim it Lou Scheimer day.
Also included in the new expansion, is the Hall Gallery (literally, in the hallway). It is currently featuring the work of Keith Haring (c'mon, if the Warhol can have a superhero exhibit.....)
Of course, the Looney Toons exhibit (sponsored by Acme Brick natch), is still running in the main gallery space through December 31st.
Another huge benefit of the expansion, is the acquisition of some much needed outdoor space, which on this gorgeous afternoon was decked out with a red carpet. I am excited to see the creative ways that Director Joe Wos will use this space!
By the way, you can check out all of this during the completely fantastic Geek TV Night event, this Thursday. This month, we celebrate Geeks in Space. For information on events, hours and other such miscellany, visit the ToonSeum website. We'll leave you with this.....
(Actually, that is Mandi Bridgeman, Assistant to Director Joe Wos. She earns every penny)
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