February 26, 2014 at 1:00 am

'Monsters University' director to be artist-in-residence

Director / writer Dan Scanlon is originally from Clawson. (Jordan Strauss / AP)

Dan Scanlon, director of “Monsters University” and a longtime artist at Pixar Studios, will serve as the official artist-in-residence at the 52nd annual Michigan Youth Arts Festival, which will take place May 8-10 on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

A native of Clawson, Scanlon will deliver a lecture and presentation to the 1,000 Michigan high school students at the festival, all of whom have demonstrated talent in an artistic discipline. Prior to 2013’s “Monsters University,” Scanlon worked on both “Cars” and “Toy Story 3” for Pixar.