The remodeled Cantrell Gallery, 8208 Cantrell Road, opens today with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an exhibition of work by Jeffery Nodelman, “The Making of an Artist: Creative Inspirations.”
Nodelman, an animator on the “Doug” television show, will auction a painting of Doug and his dog, Porkchop, as a benefit for CARE for Animals. The exhibition, that the artist said is “made up of images of my favorite writers, actors, and musicians that made me believe in the power of daydreaming,” runs through May 6. He writes in a press release:
We rescued our dog Ranger through CARE two years ago, and ever since I have been trying to help them through my art. The proceeds from drawings I have done of Disney characters at the River City Comic Con have gone to CARE, and I have donated paintings to them for some of their benefit events. This exhibit will also benefit CARE – thank you for your support.”
Nodelman has a star on the Walt Disney Television Animation “Walk of Fame.” He’s worked for Walt Disney, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Miramax, D.C. Comics and Tokyopop. His short film, “The Tree Elves,” was a presidential pick for Earth Day at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Nodelman is vice president of marketing and media for ATA International.