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

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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.

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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.

Sneak Preview “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” at JANM

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Sanrio and the Japanese National Museum (JANM) celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary by exploring her colorful history and influence on art and culture in the first-ever exhibition of its kind. Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty combines a retrospective product-based, historical and sociological examination of the Hello Kitty phenomenon with an art exhibition emphasizing her influence on contemporary art.

Kristin Tercek

Kristin Tercek

Opening October 11 and on view through April 26, 2015, Hello! will explore the evolution of Hello Kitty through a display of rare and unique pieces from Sanrio’s archives. Also, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions will be offered during the run of the exhibition. Visit www.janm.org/exhibits/hellokitty to learn more!

Martin Hsu

Martin Hsu

Hello! is curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA. Contributing artists include Kozyndan, Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman, Junko Mizuno, Paul Frank, and many more. See all 40 artists here. All art inquiries: please email hellokittyart@japanla.com.

Brandi Milne

Brandi Milne

Tickets for October 11–December 31, 2014 are on sale now. Tickets for Hello! in 2015 will be available starting November 24, 2014.

“The Brave Ones” Group Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery

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On Friday, October 10, Flower Pepper Gallery presents The Brave Ones, a collection of works focusing on the relationship between humans and the companion animals held dear to our hearts. 10% of the proceeds from The Brave Ones will be donated to Downtown Dog Rescue.

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This exhibition opens Friday, October 10th with a reception from 6-10 pm. The show will be on view through November 5.

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Artists include: Acey Thompson, Corrie Gregory, David Chung, David Natale, Denae Wilkowski, Desiree Fessler, Erich J. Moffitt, Graham Curran, Heather Gross, Jaclyn Alderete, Jaesun Kim, Jeff Pierson, Jel Ena, Jeong Woo-jae, Jon Lau, Jonathan Martinez, Julianna Swaney, Junyi Wu, Kareena Zerefos, Keith Dugas, Kisung Koh, Leonardo Villasenor, Mab Graves, Marcus Gannuscio, Mariam Keurjikian, Marissa Kathleen Quinn, Mike Reynolds, Mimi Yoon, Nathan Anderson, Neil M. Perry, Nicole Bruckman, Olga Ponomarenko, Paul Barnes, Raymond Sanchez, Robert Bowen, Robert Yancy, Roland Tamayo, Ruel Pascual, Shanghee Shin, So Youn Lee, Tory Lin, Valerie Pobjoy, Vanessa Foley, Yejin Oh, Yevgeniya Mikhailik, and more…

For purchase inquiries, or to request a VIP preview please email contact@flower-pepper.com.

Flat Bonnie for “The World is Watching” at Giant Robot

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This weekend “The World is Watching” – an Exhibition of Work by Dan Goodsell, Flat Bonnie, Joey Chou, Kwanchai Moriya, Ryuca, and Tiffany Liu – opened at Giant Robot. Our friends at Flat Bonnie created 20 new pieces for this show. Many are one-of-a-kind, and all are made with animal friendly vinyl pleather, faux fur, or fleece.

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Check out all of the amazing pieces at Giant Robot through October 24.

The Stoop Art Corner Opens Saturday, October 4!

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Meet Ferris. He likes coffee and and pretty much that’s it. Don’t even think about sitting in his stool. He is 1 of 3 new monsters that Vanessa Ramirez created for The Stoop Art Corner at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland.

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If you prefer tea over coffee, start your morning with a nice cup of Puggycorn Tea. Orbital Ox has created 6 new fantastical paintings for The Stoop Art Corner, and you can see all of them on October 4.

The Stoop Art Corner runs through November 9, and the entire show is cash & carry. Any pieces not sold on October 4 will be available online the following day.

Sneak Preview of The Stoop Art Corner

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The Stoop art corner is opening at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on Saturday, October 4! You’ll be able to check out new monster art by Vanessa Ramirez.

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Did you miss out on Orbital Ox‘s pieces from Doggie Wonderland? He’ll have some new artwork including this Bullycorn watercolor painting.

On October 4, the 16th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival will take place 4-10 pm on Colorado Blvd, between Eagle Rock Blvd and Argus Dr. Check out The Stoop during the day and listen to awesome music afterwards!

Luke Chueh Solo Show “Self-ish” at Corey Helford Gallery Circa

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On October 11, Corey Helford Gallery Circa presents Luke Chueh‘s new solo show “Self-ish.” Luke explains: “As the title implies, I’ve been working with some introspective themes while also exploring some new stylistic experimentations.”

“Self-ish” opens on Saturday, October 11 with an opening reception from 7-10pm. RSVP on the Facebook event page for more information.