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Donato Is Coming Too

The Jean Cocteau Cinema is a movie theatre, first and foremost, but it is also a venue for live music, magic, and comedy, a meeting hall for community events, a bookstore offering a cool selection of autographed books... and an art gallery.

We have a new show every month, featuring painting and photography by an amazing and eclectic variety of local painters, photographers, cartoonists, and sculptors.  Sometimes we feature visiting artists from out of state as well.

And next week, we'll be thrilled and honored to present the work of the DONATO GIANCOLA.


Fans of science fiction and artist art need no introduction to Donato, who has been one of the field's leading cover artists for the past couple of decades.  A perennial Hugo nominee, he won the award for Best Professional Artist in 2006, 2007, and 2009.   He was also won the Chesley Award, the Spectrum award, and numerous other honors and citations.

AND Donato is the illustrator for the official Ice & Fire calendar from Random House, which made its debut last summer at the San Diego Comicon.  He did some really amazing work for that one.


 We're having an official opening for Donato's show at the Cocteau next Thursday, December 18th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  We'll have wine, mead, cocktails, and munchies, and the artist himself... yes, Donato is flying in to join us.

Copies of the 2015 calendar will be on hand and available for purchase and autographing.

And, best of all, you will be able to feast your eyes on some of Donato's original paintings.  Amazing work from an astounding talent.

See you at the gallery/


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 14th, 2014 03:26 am (UTC)
This guy has some serious talent!

How are you going to be displaying his art? Did he send canvases or prints?
Will there be prints available for purchase?
Dec. 14th, 2014 03:52 am (UTC)
I love Donato Giancola's work. The 2015 a Song of Ice and Fire calendar is so incredibly detailed and beautiful.
Dec. 14th, 2014 04:32 am (UTC)
Living Legend
Wish I lived anywhere near this. Since discovering him through you I've discovered he's truly one of the great talents of our time. His Joan of Arc is one of the best paintings I've seen... anywhere, ever!

He has one called "Cartographer" as well that is striking. The girl is just hauntingly beautiful, mysterious in a way. She hits you the same way Mona Lisa does where you want to know what's happening behind those eyes.

Really not an exaggeration. If those reading this comment haven't seen a lot of his work and love art, I suggest you do. Superb stuff...
Dec. 14th, 2014 09:27 am (UTC)
Purchased the calendar a few months ago and cannot wait to display it in the New Year! Only a few weeks left!
Dec. 14th, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
Calendar art
Wow, Donato's artwork looks fantastic! I will definitely be on the lookout for this calendar once I can get to Christmas shopping (I know.. a bit late to be going to the crazy malls now, gotta love finals week!).

Quick question regarding his artwork: I noticed he actually went and did different horn styles for Rhaegal, Viserion, and Drogon. Did you always envision the dragons to appear differently from each other than just their colouring patterns?

Thanks for all of the great work and looking forward to more works in the future. :)
Dec. 15th, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)

Kudos to the theater

Dec. 15th, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
I may be wrong, but aren't those Wyverns in the art, and not Dragons?
Dec. 15th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
By the rules of medieval heraldry, yes.

Otherwise, no. All the best dragons are two-legged. Including mine.
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