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Joey Spiotto’s Storytime 3 Opening At Gallery 1988 On April 7, 2017

Mark your calendars for April 7, 2017 for Joey Spiotto’s Storytime 3 opening at Gallery 1988. The show will feature 40 new works inspired by movies, music, television and video games!

The day following the opening of “Storytime 3”, Gallery 1988 will be having a book release/signing party for “Storytime – a Little Art Book”!! Joey Spiotto will be at the gallery on Saturday, April 8th from 12-3pm to sign books! Come on by and say hello. Grab a book and check out the show while you’re there!

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Independent Bookstore Day Is On April 29, 2017

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, live music, cupcakes, scavenger hunts, kids events, art tables, readings, barbecues, contests, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

HERE is a catalog of some of the great items available this year. You can find a participating bookstore HERE.

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Stan Lee & Joe Quesada Meet For a “Cup o’ Joe” For The Hero Initiative In Beverly Hills

Two of the mainstays of the mighty Marvel Universe are meeting for a “Cup o’ Joe”—and you can tag along! Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, Stan Lee and Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, will have a special chat to benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need! Tickets are on sale now at EventBrite.

Who: Stan Lee and Joe Quesada!

What: Cup o’ Joe, Joe Quesada’s freewheeling Marvel chat, with Marvel Universe Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, Stan Lee!

Why: Because it’s a great event that benefits a great charity!

Where: The Paley Center, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. 

When: Friday, April 14 at 11 AM

A mere 125 tickets for this limited and prestigious event are available at $125 each. All ticket holders will also get a commemorative print created specifically for the event triple-signed by Stan, Joe, and artist Mike Mayhew!

And there’s even more:

One winner of a special eBay auction will get to be Stan’s “Sidekick” for the event! Meet Stan before the show, get a picture, walk over to the venue, and get front-and-center seating for the event!

And you’ve worked up an appetite, right? The winner of a second auction will be Joe’s lunch date after the event! You’ll get guaranteed front-and-center seating for Cup o’ Joe, and a private lunch with Joe Quesada after!

Tickets are extremely limited, so hop on this NOW! You’ll hear fascinating tales of Stan’s life and times and the current Marvel Universe in a small, intimate gathering at “Cup o’ Joe with Stan ‘The Man’ Lee”!

For more information, please visit www.heroinitiative.org.

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Be Our Guest: An Art Tribute To Disney’s Beauty And The Beast Is Coming To Gallery Nucleus On March 11, 2017

In anticipation of the release of Beauty and the Beast, Oh My Disney, Walt Disney Studios, Gallery Nucleus, and Cyclops Print Works have come together once again, this time for “Be Our Guest: An Art Tribute to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” This enchanting limited-time show will be on display at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Sunday, April 2, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 11 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Taking inspiration from the new live-action film, the artists involved have brought this tale as old as time to life in beautiful detail. Here are all the talented artists participating:

Abigail L. Dela Cruz, Alex Ross, Alexander Lee, Alina Chau, Alison Strom, Amei Zhao, Andrea Fernandez, Annie Stegg, Benson Shum, Carrie Liao, Cécile Carre, Celine Kim, Corinne Reid, Craig Drake, Eliza Ivanova, Ellen Surrey, Eri Kamijo, Grace Kum, Ha Gyung Lee, Heather Theurer, Jackie Huang, Janice Chu, Jisoo Kim, Joe Dunn, Joey Chou, Jon Lau, Julieta Colás, Justin Gerard, Katie Huon, Keiko Murayama, Kristy Kay, Megan Woods, Milsae Kim, Pernille Ørum, Phillip Light, Sara Kipin, Sophie Li, Tara Nicole Whitaker, Tiffany Le, Trevor Spencer, Trungles, William Robinson, Xinwei Huang, Zoe Persico

Link Credit: Oh My Disney and i09

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Mondo x Acme Archives Present: SWxMM, A Mike Mitchell Star Wars Gallery Show

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Mondo Gallery is thrilled to announce its first show of 2017, “Mondo x Acme Archives Present: SWxMM,” featuring celebrated artist Mike Mitchell’s brand new character portraits of some of the most beloved heroes and villains in the Star Wars universe. Rebel scum, scruffy nerf herders, Sith Lords, golden rods, laser brains, and more will be on display with Mitchell’s dignified and iconic portrait treatment. In addition to new prints, all of Mitchell’s previously released Star Wars character portraits will be on display with a very limited number of each available for purchase, including the very first portrait released in the series with Acme Archives, “Red 5.”  The show will kick off with an opening reception, open to the public, on Friday, March 10 from 7pm to 10pm and will run during regular hours until Monday, March 13. Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.

After first partnering with Acme Archives in 2016 to debut Star Wars character portraits, from the classic Luke Skywalker in X-Wing flight gear to new heroic favorites like The Force Awakens’ Rey, Mondo and Acme Archives are excited to once again invite fans to journey to a galaxy far, far away.

“I have a particular and unyielding love for the designs in Star Wars, and I’m so stoked that I got to spend a year picking out my favorite characters and bringing them to life in my own way,” said Mike Mitchell.

“Over the past year, Mike’s Star Wars art print series has become something really special. As with all of Mike’s work, the pieces are even more powerful when shown together. We are excited to show the entire collection in one space, plus a handful of new surprises. If you’re a fan of the Star Wars universe, you don’t want to miss this one,” said Mondo Co-Founder/Creative Director Mitch Putnam.

To coincide with their first gallery event of the year, the full Mondo team will participate in its very first Reddit AMA on Tuesday, March 7 to discuss the show, additional plans for 2017, and well… anything! Follow Mondo’s social media channels for more details on timing.

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Star Wars Celebration Orlando Kicks Off With Epic Tribute To Saga’s 40th Anniversary

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A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion.

The Star Wars 40th anniversary panel, hosted by Warwick Davis and set for Thursday, April 13, will feature Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars. It promises to highlight the impact of the galaxy far, far away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades; this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises. So set hyperspace coordinates accordingly…

Star Wars Celebration Orlando will take place April 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center. Visit starwarscelebration.com for tickets and more info!

The official key art for Star Wars Celebration Orlando was created by artist Paul Shipper.

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David Sedaris Announces Book Tour To Promote Theft by Finding

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David Sedaris has announced a book tour for his latest work Theft by Finding. With Theft by Finding, readers are getting a chance to look behind the curtain of David Sedaris’ eccentric mind. The book is made up of excerpts from the diaries that have inspired his stranger than fiction essays over the years. The 23-stop tour will kick off in Brooklyn on May 30. On some stops, Sedaris will be joined by Ariel Levy, a writer for The New Yorker and author of the upcoming memoir The Rules Do Not Apply, out March 14. This is Sedaris’ latest work since 2013’s essay collection Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls.

Theft by Finding comes out May 30.

The tour dates are as follows:

Tuesday, May 30th – Brooklyn, NY – Powerhouse Arena (Launch Event)
Wednesday, May 31st – New York, NY – McNally Jackson
Friday, June 2nd – Toronto, Canada – Indigo Books (Bay Bloor)
Sunday, June 4th – Boston, MA – Harvard Bookstore
Monday, June 5th – Grand Rapids, MI – Schuler’s Books
Tuesday, June 6th – Chicago, IL (Naperville) – Anderson’s Bookstore (joined by Ariel Levy)
Wednesday, June 7th – Milwaukee, WI – Boswell’s Books
Thursday, June 8th – Louisville, KY – Carmichael’s Bookstore
Friday, June 9th – Nashville, TN – Parnassus Books
Saturday, June 10th – Atlanta, GA (Athens) – Avid Bookstore
Monday, June 12th –Homewood, AL – The Alabama Booksmith
Wednesday, June 14th – Tulsa, OK – Booksmart Tulsa at Magic City Books
Thursday, June 15th – Omaha, NE – The Bookworm of Omaha
Friday, June 16th – Kansas City, MO – Rainy Day Books
Saturday, June 17th – St. Paul, MN – Common Good Books (joined by Ariel Levy)
Monday, June 19th – Bozeman, MT – The Country Bookshelf
Tuesday, June 20th – Vancouver, BC – Indigo Books (Granville)
Wednesday, June 21st – Spokane, WA – Auntie’s Bookstore

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Mondo Gallery Presents: House Party 2

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Mondo is thrilled to announce the return of their all originals gallery show during SXSW 2017: House Party 2! The exhibition will feature over 100 pieces of one-of-a-kind, original artwork at a fixed $200 price point from an amazing lineup of artists.

The two day show will kick off with a reception open to the public, on Friday, March 17 from 7pm to 10pm and will be on display through Saturday, March 18.

“Our favorite show of 2016 is back!”, said Mondo Creative Director Mitch Putnam. “An incredible line-up of artists doing pieces of original art for only $200 each. Need I say more?”

Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.

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Star Wars Force Friday II Will Be On September 1, 2017

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Disney and Lucasfilm announced Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of new products inspired by the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on September 1, 2017, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars.

 Star Wars fans around the globe embraced Force Friday in 2015, with hundreds of thousands turning up to stores at midnight to be the first to get their hands on merchandise from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Toys from the new line were revealed via a global live-stream unboxing event that unfolded over 18 hours, 15 different cities and 12 countries, attracting millions of views on YouTube. Fans took to social media to share their experiences with nearly 3 billion Twitter impressions about the events, using #ForceFriday.

 Details of how fans can participate will be revealed closer to the event but the world-wide launch will tap new technology and Star Wars mythology to create a unique experience for fans. Just like 2015, products for “The Last Jedi” will be kept under wraps until Force Friday II to preserve surprises for fans. As well as introducing new characters from the movie in toy form, the line will build on the success of products like Sphero’s BB-8, introducing more innovative technology to bring the characters and stories from the film to life in unique ways.

Also being revealed today is a first look at packaging for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” products which feature leading heroes: Poe Dameron, Rey and Finn. The trio will be featured on Star Wars packaging beginning September 1, 2017.

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Fans can stay tuned to StarWars.com for more details on Force Friday II events, and can follow the conversation on social using #ForceFridayII.

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Pixar Art Collection To Open At Gallery Nucleus On December 10, 2016

Pixar and Disney Fine Art are proud to announce the release of a signature series. 17 images hand picked by John Lasseter, one image to represent each Pixar film. Each print will be signed and numbered on archival paper and will include a Certificate of Authenticity.

Gallery Nucleus is honored to exhibit and have this collection available for the first time anywhere.

The gallery show will open on December 10, 2016 and run until January 8, 2017. Artists in attendance on opening night will be Steve Pilcher and Dominique Louis.

Featured artists include:

Bob Pauley
Tia Kratter
Randy Berrett
Pete Doctor
Ralph Eggleston
Teddy Newton
Bill Cone
Dominique R. Louis
Lou Romano
Robert Kondo
Harley Jessup
Steve Pilcher
Ricky Nierva
Sharon Calahan
Daniel López Muñoz

Computers don’t make movies. People do: the artists, editors, animators, and technical directors. People are the life behind everything that gets created at Pixar. While animated films are technically complex to make, they each begin with the simplicity of putting pencil to paper.
Many people don’t realize that Pixar has almost as many artists working in traditional media-hand drawing, painting, pastels, sculpture-as they do in digital media. Most of their work takes place during the development of a project, when they are working out the story and the look of the film. The wealth of beautiful art created for each movie is rarely seen outside the studio, and the finished film sent around the world would never be possible without it.

Pixar believes that a film is a contract between the filmmaker and the audience. The filmmaker offers an imagined world; the public interprets the creation. With just the right amount of realism, a film becomes perfectly believable. This belief hinges on the consistent application of the rules of the filmic world. These rules are explored and defined through concept art formats, including character studies, background paintings and color scripts just to name a few. The result is a world both new and recognizable; fictitious yet intuitively real.
The Pixar Art Collection is the first time a coordinated assortment of Pixar concept art has been released, celebrating each milestone film release in Pixar’s history. The pieces were hand-picked by a select team at Pixar and represent a wide range of media, from marker to pastels to digital creation.

The Collection is a love letter to Pixar and to Pixar’s fans – to each of us who found adventure, soared through space, changed our fate and renounced capes forever. To infinity and beyond!

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