Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 22nd, 2006
As Cryptomundo readers know, especially from a recent blog entry, the Bates cryptozoology and art exhibition has moved to Kansas City, Missouri.
Shown above, Marc Swanson’s White Yeti (a/k/a “Killing Moon”) is part of the exhibition, Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale.
The collection – from art from artists from around the world to nonfiction evidence & artifacts from my cryptozoology museum – opens in Missouri with a mini-symposium:
A Cryptozoology Roundtable Conversation
Date: October 26, 2006
Time: 7:00 pm Central
Location: Epperson Auditorium, 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri
Description: On the eve of the exhibition opening of “Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale” at the Kansas City Art Institute’s H&R Block Artspace, co-curators Mark Bessire, from the Bates College Museum of Art, and Raechell Smith, curator of the H&R Block Artspace, will conduct “A Cryptozoology Roundtable Conversation.” Joining them will be artists Jeffrey Vallance, Marc Swanson and Sean Foley, whose work is in the Cryptozoology show. (I will not be able to attend.)
This free public event takes place in Epperson Auditorium on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd. Contact: 816-561-5563
Meanwhile, in another part of Missouri, on Monday night, October 30, 2006, I’ve been invited to give a talk at the “Monster Mash” being held at Missouri State University, 901 South National Ave, Springfield, Missouri.
I’ll be discussing cryptozoology – with some attention to Momo – during an hour long talk at MSU’s PSU Food Court’s “Monster Mash,” at 7:00 PM Central time.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.