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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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Twitter Announces Live Streaming Event With Disney & People For Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Twitter today announced it is collaborating with Disney and People to live stream exclusively a special Rogue One: A Star Wars Story event. The live stream, hosted by People, will feature the debut of never-before-seen content from Rogue One followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members from the film.

Live coverage will start on Friday, December 2nd at 10am PT, streaming from a surprise location. The live stream will be available worldwide to Twitter’s logged-in and logged-out audience on Twitter and connected devices and can be found at RogueOne.twitter.com, in Twitter Moments and through @StarWars and @people.

The experience will give Star Wars fans a sneak peek of the highly anticipated film ahead of its December 16 release date, and will include behind-the-scenes commentary during a live discussion with Director Gareth Edwards, Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy, and cast members including Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed. The Q&A will be hosted by People’s Deputy Editor, JD Heyman. Fans can submit questions on Twitter for the cast to answer during the event by Tweeting with #AskRogueOne. Fans can also Tweet with the following hashtags and a Star Wars Twitter emoji will automatically appear: #RogueOne, #DeathStar, #StarWars and #StarWarsRogueOne.

“People come to Twitter to see what’s happening in the entertainment world, and the conversation about movies, especially Star Wars, is constant on Twitter,” said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. “Our collaboration with Disney and People will give fans fresh and exciting live Star Wars content that they can view and Tweet about all on the same platform.”

“Disney and Lucasfilm are always seeking out innovative ways to tell great stories and engage with fans around the world,” said Ricky Strauss, President, Marketing, The Walt Disney Studios. “We’re thrilled to join forces with Twitter and People to create this can’t-miss Rogue One event that gives Star Wars fans a behind-the-scenes peek at one of the most talked-about movies of the year.”

“People is thrilled to participate in the celebration of the latest release in the iconic Star Wars franchise,” says Jess Cagle, Editor in Chief, People.  “We have been covering Star Wars since the very first film hit theaters in 1977; our audience can’t get enough of it.”

People is also releasing a special newsstand edition on Nov. 30 called Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One, featuring a VR bonus including goggles, in addition to the original People Special — Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story, which is premiering Nov. 30 on the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN).

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Sequel 2 Art Show To Open At iam8Bit On November 30, 2016

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Two years ago, iam8Bit opened the first Sequel show and it instantly became one of the most popular shows in the 11-year history of the gallery. Now they’re bringing it back for a show appropriately titled Sequel 2, assembling a superstar roster of artists to really bring it home.

The new show involves the work of over 40 contributing artists from around the world.

Limited edition, numbered, Giclée prints will be available at the show. Sequel 2 opens at 8PM on November 30, 2016 at 2147 W. Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA. It’ll remain on display through December 23.

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Apple Invites Media To ‘Hello Again’ October 27th Mac-Centric Event

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Apple today sent out media invites for a Mac-centric event that will be held on Thursday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Apple’s Cupertino campus.

The October event is expected to focus on the introduction of new Macs, headlined by a much-rumored and highly anticipated revamped MacBook Pro. According to rumors, the new MacBook Pro will feature the first redesign to the machine since 2012.

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Announcing An Art Tribute To The Disney Films of Ron Clements & John Musker, Coming This November

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With Moana, Disney’s next animated feature directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, set to hit theaters on November 23, Oh My Disney has teamed up with Walt Disney Feature Animation, Cyclops Print Works, Disney Fine Art, and Gallery Nucleus to put together “An Art Tribute to the Disney Films of Ron Clements and John Musker!”

The duo has released movies like: The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, and Princess and the Frog—just to name a few.

The special limited-time show will open on November 19, 2016 at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. Artwork will be on display until December 6, 2016. The best part is there will be never-before-seen artwork on display. Here’s a taste of what’s in store:

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Moana by Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay
Serigraph, Limited-Edition of 195
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The Great Mouse Detective by Tom Whalen
Serigraph, Limited-Edition of 275
36”x24”

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The Little Mermaid by JC Richard
Serigraph, Limited-Edition of 225
12”x36”

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Aladdin by Brittney Lee
Serigraph, Limited-Edition of 250
20”x30”

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Hercules by Mark Englert
Serigraph, Limited-Edition of 90
12”x36”

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Treasure Planet by Joe Dunn
Serigraph, Limited-Edition of 160
36”x12”

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The Princess and the Frog by Josh Holtzclaw
Serigraph, Limited-Edition of 150
24”x36”

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