Hollywood character designer and St. Norbert College grad Chris Ayers visits Holy Family School

April 23-23, 2010

From Holy Family School, April 19, 2010
by Jeanne Wentworth, jeanne@new.rr.com, (920) 371-2438

St. Norbert College graduate and popular Hollywood character designer and digital artist Chris Ayers will be the guest Artist-in-Residence at Holy Family School in Green Bay, WI on April 22-23, 2010.

"We welcome Chris Ayers as an Artist-in-Residence as part of our In Touch with the Arts program. Chris's survival story teaches us to cope with our challenges and share our God given talents with others," said Pamela Otto, principal at Holy Family School.

During his visit at Holy Family School Chris will be teaching and drawing with students and art teacher, Mr. Cary. Students in early childhood through eighth grade will have an opportunity to draw with Chris Ayers.

Chris Ayers is a 1997 graduate of St. Norbert College. His big break into movies began with "Bubble Boy" in 2000. Since then Chris has amassed 28 film credits and has written six books. His most recent book is The Daily Zoo-Year 2, 2009 DesignStudio Press, the sequel to the popular The Daily Zoo. Both books were inspired during his fight with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML - a cancer of the blood) in 2005. Chris is a cancer survivor and donates a portion of his book sales to cancer-related charities and research.

"Being a cancer survivor is not my sole identity but it is a part of who I am and plays a large role in how I now view the world around me," Chris explains on his web site www.chrisayersdesign.com. "It was a scary, painful journey for me as well as my friends and family. Luckily, things have gone well so far and I continue to try to live one day at a time, blessed with the many 'gifts' from my cancer experience."

About Chris Ayers
Chris is a Los Angeles-based artist working in the entertainment industry and specializing in character design. He has 28 film credits, including "Men In Black II," "Austin Powers in Goldmember," "Iron Man," "Incredible Hulk," and "Fantastic Four." He has written six books. His most recent book is The Daily Zoo-Year 2, 2009 DesignStudio Press, the sequel to the popular The Daily Zoo both inspired by his battle with cancer. Learn more about Chris Ayers on his web site http://www.chrisayersdesign.com.