MSU Brick City Gallery

  • Address : 215 W. Mill, Springfield, MO 65806
  • Phone : (417) 829-5092
  • Website : art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm
  • Hours of Operation : 1-6 p.m. M-Sat, closed Sunday, Monday and University holidays

MSU Brick City Gallery presents Kent Melton: From Aladdin to ParaNorman through April 24. Enjoy the Artist’s Reception at Brick City 6-8 p.m. during the April 4 First Friday Art Walk. Character-animation model sculptor Kent Melton started his career as a sculptor of fine wood before becoming the first staff sculptor employed by Hanna Barbera Studios, where he created maquettes of Flintstones and Jetsons. He has subsequently worked with several leading feature animation studios including Warner Bros (Batman), Universal Studios (where he was Art Director), Don Bluth Studios (Thumbelina), Dreamworks Studios (Prince of Egypt, El Dorado), MGM Studios (Cat in the Hat, The Grinch), and Pixar Studios (The Incredibles). He is perhaps best known for his work for Disney Films, where he created maquettes for feature films Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tarzan, and Tangled, among others; and for his work on Coraline and ParaNorman for Laika Entertainment. Melton’s maquettes have recently been featured at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the New York Museum of Contemporary Art, and at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. Kent Melton makes his home in Cape Fair, Mo., when he is not away sculpting film characters for studios in California and New York. His most recent projects have been for the film The Boxtrolls, to be released by Laika Entertainment in September 2014

MSU Brick City Gallery

MSU Brick City Gallery presents Kent Melton: From Aladdin to ParaNorman through April 24. Enjoy the Artist’s Reception at Brick City 6-8 p.m. during the April 4 First Friday Art Walk. Character-animation model sculptor Kent Melton started his career as a sculptor of fine wood before becoming the first staff sculptor employed by Hanna Barbera […]