Gumby Fest 2015
Gumby Through the Years
Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 11am
$10 Full Price
$5 12 and Under
Joe and Joan Clokey will present Gumby Through the Years. This is a fascinating look at Art Clokey’s groundbreaking stop-motion work from the late 1940’s to the present time. They give a behind-the-scenes talk and answer questions. This has been a sold-out show at cities across the nation, and they have added some never-before-seen treats just for Gumby Fest.
Joe Clokey, son of Gumby creators Art and Ruth Clokey, was raised as Gumby’s little brother. Gumby’s adventures first came to life in bedtime stories that Art Clokey invented for his children. Today, Joe is President of Clokey Productions / Premavision Studios. In the ’60s and ’70s, Joe studied clay animation techniques alongside his father. Since 2001, he has produced Gumby spots for ABC, Namco, Google and others, as well as the TV special Gumby’s World, a one-hour Davey and Goliath special. He was instrumental in producing Gumby Dharma, the documentary about Art Clokey and Gumby.
Joan Clokey started out like Art Clokey—as an art teacher. Upon completing her master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Art/Case Western Reserve University, her desire for adventure led her to teach art in Kuwait, Ecuador and Japan, in addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art and several colleges. Joan earned an MBA in marketing and has held numerous management positions with creative companies. As Director of Creative and Marketing for Premavision/Clokey Productions, she takes the lead on Gumby marketing strategy and manages the studio art department. Her keen sense of design and passion for painting and photography make her a natural for overseeing set design, puppet making and photography.