So the American Royal Arts Corp.'s new Entertainment Fine Art Gallery should give itself a pat on the back for making its inaugural exhibit "D'oh -- The Art of the Simpsons." The month-long exhibit opens Friday and features a wide range of media that all include The Simpsons in some way. The usual flotsam and jetsam of an animated series winds up hanging on the walls of Entertainment Fine Art in the form of original production cels, drawings, sericels, and other bits and pieces that go into creating a cartoon. But along with these pieces, Simpsons artist Bill Morrison displays original, signed art, and 3-D pop artist Tim West has put together Simpsons images using simple pieces of paper -- rather along the lines of the South Park style of animation, only with a bit more dedication to detail.
You can meet West and get a first look at the exhibit during the gallery's grand opening and reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.