On Friday, September 12 (5-7pm), Jerrod Maruyama returns to WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District to celebrate the launch of his latest piece ‘Date Night.’ The image will be available in a variety of different formats and offerings including limited edition 13″ x 15″ giclee’s, a deluxe print, postcard, magnet and compact.
Jerrod is having a fun art giveaway where you can win a signed ‘Date Night’ deluxe print. Visit his blog for contest rules!
On September 6, join Scott C at Gallery Nucleus where he’ll be signing copies of his new children’s book, Hug Machine! Written and illustrated by the artist, this charming story will leave you with the warm fuzzies and eager to share some hugs. View the original watercolor illustrations from the book and enjoy an obstacle course of embraces that will lead you to an incredible hug and photo-op with The Hug Machine himself! Plus, enjoy some of the Hug Machine’s favorite fuel for his hugging sprees: PIZZA!
That very same evening Nucleus will also be exhibiting Happy As Kings, a new collection of playfully fun works by Cuddly Rigor Mortis. Inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson poem, “Happy Thought”, the artist introduces us to a group of gleeful royals that find happiness in the ordinary yet wonderful things in life.
There will be refreshments, food (huggable pizza and royally delectable ice cream for Hug Machine and Happy As Kingsattendees, respectively) as well as themed activities for our guests on opening night, so visitors are urged to arrive promptly at 7pm or a little bit earlier in order to enjoy the full itinerary of event highlights.
For more information, visit these links: Hug Machine by Scott C. | Happy as Kings by Cuddly Rigor Mortis
Bob’s Burgers is releasing their first comic book issue, and Rivet is having a little celebration on August 27 (6-9pm) for their very own EXCLUSIVE RETAILER COVER of the first issue! Issue 1 variant features Beefsquatch and cover artwork by Tony Gennaro and Bernard Derriman. Rivet lives next door to Bob’s Burgers on this cover! This release is an edition of 500 and available on the Rivet website for $3.99 per copy.
Join Rivet for a night of fan celebration. A mini ball pit raffle featuring giveaways of Bob’s Burgers products donated by Bento Box Entertainment and Alison Rose. A complimentary video game station hosted by Game Stop featuring the game Order Up! OH! Burgers food truck will be close-by featuring a Burger Of The Day along with the rest of their menu. Special thanks to Derek Stewart who will be offering his screen and projector services that will feature Bob’s Burgers episodes and complimentary hamburger cupcakes will be available thanks to Claressa and The Ladybird Seat. Be sure to also check out the BUTTS art exhibit. Remember the Art Crawl? Well we will have our ode to that episode with a mini BUTTS art show. Participating artists include Adam Brouillette, Charlotte Belland, Donna Estep, Jen Wrubleski, Katie Arends, Lexie Holliday, Maggy O’Reilly, Mark Eberhardt, Michelle Amos, Sabrina Von Netzer, Sharon Dorsey and Stephanie Livingston.
Dress up as your favorite character and enjoy an evening in the world of Belchers! Bring along any fan art or handcrafted props that are seen in the episodes. Bring yourself and have a good time as well as support Rivet by purchasing one of the exclusive Rivet cover comic issues online or in-store.
The Facebook event link and additional information can be found here.
My last show for 2014 has been a fun ride, but all good things must come to an end! Catch the show through this Sunday at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland or check out the entire show online! Big thanks to all of the amazing artists and to all of the art lovers who have supported the show in person or online.
Below are just a few of the great pieces that are still available!
On August 23, Giant Robot presents “Lost in Light” – a new exhibition featuring APAK and Deth P. Sun. The show opens at GR2 on August 23 with a reception from 6:30 – 10pm and runs through September 10.
Apak is Aaron & Ayumi Piland. Apak are a husband and wife team who create artwork together as a way exploring the beauty, mystery, and magic of life as well as expressing their love for each other. Apak creates rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings exploring lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals. Their goal is to bring something beautiful and meaningful into the world in hopes of inspiring us all to live simply, peacefully, and harmoniously.
For the show, APAK has created over 40 paintings and you can preview them here.
I can’t wait to meet their adorable felt creatures!!
Deth P. Sun is a painter and illustrator currently residing in beautiful Berkeley, California. Deth is from San Diego, California, and graduated with a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Deth often paints a cast of characters including an unnamed cat and depicts them in fantastic and also mundane situations.
James Jean has released a gorgeous new print and it is only available for 24 hours! Available at his online store through 7:59 am PDT on Wednesday, August 20.
“Tiger III” is a signed and numbered time-limited edition of giclée prints. It will be available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, August 19th and ending at 7:59 on Wednesday the 20th. The edition will be limited by the number of prints sold during those 24 hours and never re-printed.
Image size: 24″ tall × 18″ wide
Paper size: 27 ¼″ tall × 20″ wide
Printed on archival 310 g/m² 100% cotton-rag paper with archival pigment-based ink
Embossed printer’s chop
Signed and numbered by James Jean
Released August 19th, 2014
Crowded Teeth “Wet Hot American Summer”
This is the final week of Summerland Movie Club, so it’s your last chance to see some amazing art! A lot of pieces have sold but we also have great pieces still available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland.
Ian Glaubinger “Dino DNA” Framed: SOLD; Unframed: AVAILABLE
Lloyd Dobler “Goreilla + Moemoe”
Here are just a few of the fabulous pieces that have already sold. Don’t miss out! Check out the entire show online through August 24.
Jerrod Maruyama “It’s An 80s Thing” SOLD OUT
100% Soft “Weekend at Bernie’s” SOLD
Ann Shen “Roman Holiday” SOLD