Rendering by Jimmie Thompson
Float image courtesy of Expo Design

Jimmie Thompson – MIX Gallery Featured Artist February 2016

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Mix is pleased to present a show of work by illustrator, animator and cartoonist Jimmie Thompson. Fans of America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit will recognize his work as creator of extraordinary street pageantry for over 25 years. A Detroit native, Thompson designed and sculpted for The Parade Company, eventually becoming art director, and vice president. In addition to pencil drawings and color renderings of his parade float designs, the show will include examples of the artist’s ability to transform concepts into fun and fanciful images that tell a story. The exhibit seeks to convey a sense of this transformation by offering a peek behind the scenes, from concept to final product. Signed prints and select original drawings will be available during the show.

This exhibit runs throughout the month of February, 2016.

Join us for an opening reception and meet the artist
Friday, February 5th, 2016 from 6pm – 9pm
Located at MIX Ypsilanti – 130 W. Michigan Avenue

 

Partially inked drawing of a parade float design by Jimmie Thompson

Partially inked drawing of a parade float design, Jimmie Thompson

 

Jimmie Thompson

Ink/Marker rendering by Jimmie Thompson

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