Lorena Alvarez returns to Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, March 30, 2019 for a book release signing & art show of “Hicotea”. The second volume to her popular surreal-fantasy comic “Nightlights”, Hicotea jumps back in to the world of Sandy’s drawings and paintings. Alvarez’ gorgeous paintings express child-like imagination unlike any other.
Join us for a rare signing with Lorena Alvarez as she flies in from Columbia to sign books and present Hictoea artwork in the gallery!
FREE Admission / All ages welcome / No RSVP
Opening Reception: March 30th (6 – 9 pm)
Exhibition on Display: March 30 – April 6
– Exclusive signed bookplate included in each copy of Hicotea (while supplies last)
– Original Hicotea artwork on display and for sale.
– Exclusive Hicotea art print to be released.
About Lorena Alvarez:
Lorena Alvarez was born and raised in Bogotá, and studied Graphic Design and Arts at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She has illustrated for children books, independent publications, advertising and fashion magazines. Since 2008, she has been part of “La Procesión Puppet Club”, an experimental puppetry group of illustrators and visual artists.
Lorena has also showcased her work at Gallery Nucleus over the past few years, including shows such as her solo show The Kingdom, Fantastical Flora & Fauna, Little Golden Tales and many more!
Raina Telgemeier meets Miyazaki with a Latin American twist in this mesmerizing follow-up to the best-selling children’s graphic novel Nightlights. Lorena Alvarez’s spunky heroine Sandy returns to explore a magical new dimension.
On a school field trip to the river, Sandy wanders away from her classmates and discovers an empty turtle shell. Peeking through the dark hole, she suddenly finds herself within a magical realm. Filled with sculptures, paintings and books, the turtle’s shell is a museum of the natural world. But one painting is incomplete, and the turtle needs Sandy’s help to finish it.
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