Jan 23, 2009
A Bob Winquist Party-Calarts, Saturday January 31 at 4pm
Calling all interested parties:
A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF BOB WINQUIST
TOMORROW: Saturday, January 31st at 4pm in the Main Gallery at Calarts
Bob circa 1960
Bob Winquist led a life that extended far beyond his tenure at Calarts as instructor, mentor and head of the Character Animation department, but for so many of my colleagues that was where we met him and how we remember him. If you read the comments left on my original post it's plain that even though most of us hadn't seen him for well over a decade he's been fresh in our minds all along--a fact that I think we'd all have liked to relate to him if we'd had the chance to get together again.
While we can't do that, we can get together and remember Bob, kibitz with his family, and pay the man some well-deserved tribute.
Martha Baxton of the Character Animation dept. is taking RSVPs: firstname.lastname@example.org
But it really isn't essential that you do that, and there's no token of admission required-just show up. Guacamole on Bob. Informal of course.
It should be great fun. I know Bob's nieces and family are looking forward to seeing this other side of their uncle's life, one that meant a lot to him.
Incidentally, I've heard from some fellow alumni that they've received no official word or details of this happening at all, although I was told the Alumni office was going to send out invites...so please pass this info along to anyone you think would like to attend.
(If you don't know who Bob Winquist was, please read my post of last September here.
Also, read the Los Angeles Times' obituary that was published a week after his death.)
ETA Thanks to Cartoon Brew for their post about this event-much appreciated