Photos from Designer Con 2014

Click on the thumbnail to view the full size image. All photos by Orbital Ox (Rodger Revilla)

Jerrod Maruyama for “The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass”

Jerrod Maruyama has an amazing piece in the upcoming show The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass. “Rudolph & Friends” is a 16″ x 16″ giclee on canvas and comes signed. He says, “Like most kids, I grew up with the many televised special of this dynamic duo. From Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer to their animated take on The Hobbit, their productions are a big part of my childhood and It’s an honor to be included in this wonderful tribute to their lasting legacy.”

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Curated by Rankin/Bass historian Rick Goldschmidt and Patrick Owsley, The Enchanted World of Rankin/Bass opens December 6 at Creature Features in Burbank.

Common Threads ‘A Textile Art Exhibition’ at FOE Gallery

Zoë Williams

Zoë Williams

On Friday, November 14, FOE Gallery hosts their fourth annual fabric art group show ‘Common Threads.’ Co-curated by textile sculptore Lana Crooks, the show is an uncommon collection of art from over 30 fiber artists.

Flat Bonnie

Flat Bonnie

Cotton Monster

Cotton Monster

Jordan Elise (Horrible Adorables)

Jordan Elise (Horrible Adorables)

The show opens with a reception on Friday November 14 (6-9pm); the exhibit will be on display and online through December 7.

‘Common Threads’ features work by 40 threads, Alexandra Diamond, Anne Kirn, Caitlin McCormack, Carisa Swenson, Cat Rabbit, Cotton Monster, Dena Obaza, Diane Koss, Flat Bonnie, Intimidnation/Laura Granlund, Jezabel Nekranea, Johnny Murder, Jordan Elise – Horrible Adorables, Junker Jane/Catherine Zacchino, Keely Benkey-Reichman, Lana Crooks, Laura Bundesen, Plush Goodness, Lety RZ, Joshua Ben Longo, Love and a Sandwich, Mariangela Tan, Mekanikku, Melissa Sue Stanley, Michal Wright-Ward, Miel Rose, Moon’s Creations/Marcy Bridges, Penny Nickels, Pockit Palz, Rachel De Urioste, Steff Bomb, Stephanie Laberis, Taylored Curiosities/Penny, Jen Musatto, Tracy Kennard, Venetta Butcher, Yummy Pancake, and Zoe Williams.

Sneak Preview of The Dubious Expedition

Shing Yin Khor x Shana Kohnstamm

Shing Yin Khor x Shana Kohnstamm

The Dubious Expedition, curated by the dynamic art duo Shing Yin Khor and Leslie Levings, opens this Saturday October at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Of course the show looks amazing, and you can see more preview images here. If you’re not already on the “art preview email list”, you can sign up here directly: http://eepurl.com/iMCnj

Yeti and Friends

Yeti and Friends

Yeti and Friends

Yeti and Friends

Renee French

Renee French

Valency Genis

Valency Genis

The opening event takes place on October 25 from 6-10pm. Dress up in a nautical theme and enter to win the Halloween costume contest! They’ll have goodie bags, treats, and music at this family-friendly opening event.

Giant Robot Presents Mari Inukai ‘Marilla Blue and Orange’

Mari Inukai Marilla Blue and Orange

On October 25, Giant Robot presents Mari Inukai‘s solo exhibition ‘Marilla Orange and Blue.’ The Marilla Blue and Orange exhibition melds two worlds of Mari Inukai. Her expressionistic portraiture is now blurring and stepping into her other world, the imaginary.

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Her fictional characters, a team of illustrative creatures, which are part of her canon, appear as headdresses for her portraiture subjects. Facial expressions continue to appear pensive, yet inviting us to wonder.

Mari Inukai Ringo Philosophy

Inukai’s pencil drawings continue in the same direction. ‘Marilla Blue and Orange’ will include oil paintings and pencil drawings; you can preview more of the works here.

Mari Inukai LASEIFUKU

‘Marilla Blue and Orange’ opens on Saturday, October 25 with a reception from 6:30-1opm. The show will run through November 12.

The Dubious Expedition at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on Oct. 25

Dubious Expedition

On October 25, Shing Yin Khor and Leslie Levings present The Dubious Expedition “A group exhibit of the glorious, curious treasures from the lost ship HMS Chimera” at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. This group exhibition features El Dodo Albino, Renee French, Valency Genis, Shing Yin Khor, Shana Kohnstamm, Leslie Levings, Lyla Warren, Lauren Wong, & Yeti and Friends.

Shing Yin Khor Rainforest Leafbug

Shing Yin Khor

Leslie Levings Larval Specimen Pair

Leslie Levings

Lyla Warren Urchins

Lyla Warren

Shana Kohnstamm Sputnik Sweetheart Anenomes

Shana Kohnstamm

The opening reception takes place on Saturday, October 25 (6:30-10pm), and festivities include a costume contest, goodie bags, and music from DJ Steven Lam and DJ Patrick Adley. Sign up for the preview list here.

Jerrod Maruyama ‘A Hipster’s Life For Me’

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Save the date! On Saturday, November 8, WonderGround Gallery will debut ‘A Hipster Life For Me’ – the next piece in Jerrod Maruyama‘s Hipster Mickey series. This latest image finds Mickey hanging out in the queue for Disneyland’s Pirate of The Caribbean attraction and looking too-cool with his Mint Julep.

The piece will be available as a limited edition canvas, deluxe print, and a variety of merchandise. Jerrod will be at WonderGround on Saturday, November 8 from 11am – 1pm for the final signing of the year!