Odori Park, by Chris Watkins Odori Park - A webcomic comedy of culture shock in love, life, and family, by Chris Watkins


:: Posts Tagged ‘Instances’ ::

Correction: The Colacino Gallery at Nazareth will only be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12-5, not Mondays through Saturdays, as previously posted. Sorry for the flub!

“We’ve got a really big shoooooe for you tonight!”
(Unrelated, but upon typing “Show” in the title, I wanted to add that.)

Due to the good graces of my friends Tom Galambos and Greg Lendeck, I’m participating in my first ever art gallery show starting today, and running through the first week of February, at the Margaret Colacino Gallery at Nazareth College, in Rochester, NY.

The show, titled “Instances,” features a large collection of our sequential art work, including over 40 big-as-life prints of my strips. It also features a “process wall,” on which the three of us will be directly painting a collaborative comic work during the run of the show. It promises to be quite a hoot. I’ll be posting some portions of the work here, but to get the full effect, you’ll definitely want to visit the gallery!

Due to the nature of the process wall, rather than an opening reception, we’ll be having a closing reception on Friday, February 5, from 6-8pm (all are welcome). The gallery itself is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-5pm.

I took some photos of the “Instances” gallery show (at Nazareth College’s Colacino Gallery through the 5th) before we really dig in to the mural walls (walls, mind you, not wall, as previously indicated; Tom and Greg have arranged them into four distinct surfaces, for four times the fun!). Have a first look via my Instances flickr set.

It’s been a cho very busy week here in Odori Park-ville, and I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog and other press notifications enough to keep you all abreast of it. Here’s a rundown of the latest news:

CCA Donation Tally - Lora Innes posted the final tally for donations to the Comic Creator’s Alliance drive to fight human trafficking, and the remarkable number was over $10,000! All from webcomic readers. How cool! Thanks to everyone from this neck of the woods who linked over and donated.

Instances - The “Instances” gallery show at the Colacino Gallery at Nazareth College wraps up today with a closing reception tonight (Fri. 2/5) from 6-8pm. If you’re in the neighborhood, please come! Here’s a link to gallery info.

TWCL Awards - I’ve created an extra-long comic that serves as part of the “awards ceremony” for the 2009 Webcomic List Awards. My strip serves to present the award for Best Comic, and although I’m sorry to say OP wasn’t nominated for any awards itself, just getting to create the presentation comic for what I presume will be the most prominent part of the “show” is gratifying. Thanks to Wendy at TWCL for letting me pitch in. The awards ceremony goes live on Sun., 2/7, at (I suspect) this address: thewebcomiclist.com/awards and I’ll repost my own contribution here on Monday, so you can see it at full size.


Although the closing reception was held a month ago, I haven’t yet shared photos–particularly of the final multi-wall mural–from the “Instances” gallery show at Nazareth College. Ironically, the photos have been online all this time, but I haven’t been able to squeak in the time to post a note about them. Well, that oversight ends here! (Picture me slamming my fist angrily on the table while chewing out Charles Bronson, or the local PTA.) Here you go. Please comment!

“Instances” Flickr Gallery 2


I’ve been remiss in not telling you all about something nifty I did at the onset of the summer. Thanks to the good graces of Mike Churchill, owner of Pulp Nouveau Comix in Canandaigua, NY, and the organizational powers of old teammates Tom Galambos and Greg Lendeck, and awesome newcomer Ben Morey (my cousin, natch), we were able to put together a sequel to the Instances art show we installed at Nazareth College back in February.

Instances 2, which involves another artistic interplay mural–this time painted all over Pulp’s front window space–has been up all summer. I should be up for a little while longer, so if you’re in the area this month, take a drive to Canandaigua, enjoy the changing leaves, and check out Instances 2 at Pulp Nouveau.

Have a look at some in-progress shots of the mural space over at my flickr page.

All contents © 2008-2017 by Chris Watkins.
Odori Park is powered by WordPress with ComicPress.