A Celebration of Cornelius ‘Corny’ Cole’s Life and Work this Weekend

Corny Cole | Photo: Jon Gomez

In August, beloved CalArts Character Animation faculty member Corny Cole passed away at the age of 81.

Known as an extraordinary animator, illustrator, painter and graphic designer, his friends, family, colleagues, former students and admirers come together this weekend to celebrate his life and work at the Animation Guild in Burbank, Calif.

On Friday (Oct. 7), there will be an opening reception for an exhibition of Cole’s fine art from 6-10 pm. The show will run through Oct. 28.

In addition to the exhibition, a Corny Cole Memorial event is scheduled for Oct. 9 from noon to 6 pm at the same location.

From Cartoon Brew:

For the Sunday memorial, attendees are encouraged to bring Corny Cole artwork to display or any video of his work, or of him, on DVD. At 1pm Tom Sito will introduce several friends and guest speakers. Anyone who has a Corny story to share is invited to do so. Contact Sito at tom (at) tomsito (dot) com so he can add you to the list and introduce you. Refreshments will be served.

The video above is Corny Cole’s animation reel posted by his dear friend, fellow Chouinard Art Institute graduate and CalArts faculty, Bob Kurtz, and below is Cole’s animation, Heaven and Hell:

Cornelius “Corny” Cole
Gallery Show: Oct. 7, 6-10 pm
Memorial: Oct. 9, 12-6 pm
The Animation Guild
1105 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank

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