CA – Forest Carousel Art Show

Becky Dreistadt and May Ann Licudine appear at an opening at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM.

 Press Release:

Nucleus is delighted to present Forest Carousel – a stunning duo exhibition featuring two of our favorite artists. Becky Dreistadt and May Ann Licudine (a.k.a. Mall) take us on a colorful journey into an enchanted forest that is bursting with fascinating creatures and surprises. The artists have brought life to an imaginative cast of characters that find themselves in the center of a magical and mysterious carnival deep within the woods.

About the Artists:

Primarily a comic artist, Becky Dreistadt’s work has been displayed in numerous galleries from Los Angeles to New York to New Zealand and Japan. She is mostly known for her online hand-painted comic Tiny Kitten Teeth and its cute companion piece Tigerbuttah. Her work has appeared on comic and poster projects with Adventure Time, animation with Yo Gabba Gabba and the fantasy comic Lookouts with Penny Arcade.

Mall is a freelance illustrator based in La Union, Philippines. In 2001, she graduated from the University of the Philippines College in Baguio, where she earned her degree in Fine Arts. Since graduating, her whimsical pieces, which often depict her charming characters Babu and Abu on a fanciful adventure, have been showcased worldwide. The artist says she is heavily inspired by her own dreams, nightmares, nature and folk music.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Ukiyo-e Heroes Art Show

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Jed Henry opens a solo exhibition at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM.

Press Release:

Japanese wood block prints are a historical art form, combine it subtly with some of the most iconic Nintendo characters and you have a poetic and beautiful amalgamation of visual and pop cultures.

Meet the artist Jed Henry as he will be visiting the gallery from Utah to exhibit some of his latest Ukiyo-e illustrations!

* All Ukiyo-e Hero artwork exhibited will be available as prints for sale.

* Only available to attendees, encounter the real thing – actual woodblock prints of the ‘Rickshaw Cart’ design will be on sale. (shown above) Very limited stock will be available so be among the first to purchase and take home this signed and sealed work of art hand carved and printed in Japan, by master craftsman David Bull.

* See how woodblock printmaking was done hundreds of years ago. Shot on site in Tokyo, our video documentary will show you the step-by-step process.

* Hear special soundtrack of Nintendo music themes played in traditional Japanese style instruments and styles.

* Refreshments and snacks served.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Chris Appelhans Solo Exhibit

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Chris Appelhans opens an art exhibit at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday September 22, 2012 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM.

Press Release:

Artist and illustrator, Chris Appelhans, joins Nucleus in unveiling his newest exhibition of work. This latest collection expands upon his already established work of water color pieces, these images showcasing a breadth of youthful aspiration, dreams, and childlike curiosity. Stay tuned for more information!

About the Artist:

Although best known for his colorful and delicate water color pieces, illustrator Chris Appelhans has worked on a number of large scale projects as a visual developer. He has been involved in film and animation, most notably having worked on Coraline and Monster House.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Art of Brave Signing

Emma Coats, Paul Abadilla, and Jenny Lerew appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday June 23, 2012 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM noon to 3:00pm.

Press Release: 

In celebration of Brave, Pixar’s first fairytale film and first film with a main female lead, we have invited some of the artists who worked on the film to participate in an Artists’ Panel/Q and A.

*Share this event on Facebook or Twitter before June 22 and get 15% off the art of book when you purchase in-store

Admission is FREE

12 pm – 1 pm (Panel)
1 pm – 1:30 pm (Q and A)
1:30 pm – 3 pm (book signing)
Featured Artists:

Emma Coats (storyboard artist)
Paul Abadilla (visual development)
Jenny Lerew (author of “The Art of Brave”)

More to be announced…

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Titmouse Exhibit Opening

Titmouse Inc. (the animation studio behind Metalocalypse and Black Panther, among others) are about to publish a follow up to their popular comic/magazine “Titmouse Vol 1″

In celebration of the release of “Titmouse Vol 2″, Nucleus presents an art exhibition of various personal work by artists from the animation studio. Check out a sample of their first book HERE

Artists will be in attendance to chat and sign books. Free refreshments served!
Opening Reception / Apr 7, 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Exhibiting Artists Include:

Antonio Canobbio
Chris Prynowski
Rev. Dave Johnson
David C. Smith
Gabe Swarr
Israel Sanchez
Jim Mahfood
Jon Schnepp
Matt Danner
Matt Taylor
Paul Harmon
Richard “DIKO” Mather
Travis Millard

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – The Art of Puss in Boots

Join Gallery Nucleus on November 12, 2011 to learn more of the film’s production and meet the artists in person as they present the behind-the-scenes process, answer your questions, and sign copies of the newly released “Art Of” book.

ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE

Ronald Kurniawan
Woon Jung
Christian Schellewald

more artists soon to be announced…stay tuned for more details!

FREE ADMISSION

6pm to 7pm: Presentation with Q & A
7pm to 9pm: Art of Book Signing

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – St. George & the Dragon Art Show

Justin Gerard opens an exhibition on August 6th at 7pm.

Press Release:

Hunting dragons is no easy task.  Just ask St. George, the original dragon slayer. Armed with only a lance and nobility, George ventured deep into the dragon’s lair, when the reptilian beast threatened to devour the king’s only daughter.  After engaging the monster in combat, George managed to capture the beast and behead it before all the fearful townspeople.  Gerard re-envisions this legendary tale with original watercolors and oils.  Process work will also be on display.

This exhibit will recreate this story through the works of Justin Gerard’s art pieces. An illustrator from Greenville, South Carolina, Gerard specializes in lush and lively illustrations, many of which feature creatures and characters of fantasy lore.  His works have been shown in Spectrum Fantastic Arts, the Society of Illustrators, and the Illustrator’s Annual.

Visit the artist’s site

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Locals Exhibition

Nate Wragg opens a solo exhibition on Saturday June 11th at 7pm.

WIN! Nate Wragg and Nucleus prizes, including original artwork. Click here for details.

About the Artist

Nate Wragg was born in Davis, CA in 1983. He took an interest in drawing and painting at an early age. After graduating high school he studied animation and design at The California Institute of the Arts in Southern California. Since then, Wragg has gone on to work as an illustrator and designer on various projects-including RatatouilleToy Story 3 and the soon-to-be-released Puss and Boots. He was also the Production Designer of Pixar’s short film Your Friend the Rat, and has been involved in designing several main title sequences, most notably the animated end titles for Ratatouille. In addition to working in animation, Wragg has broken into the world of children’s book publishing with his illustrations for Disney Publishing’s Too Many CooksHis work has been shown in various galleries in Los Angeles, as well as in the New York Society of Illustrators 50th Annual Showcase. The artist currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.

Visit Nate Wragg’s Website

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Baker’s Dozen Show

Gallery Nucleus opens a new exhibit on Saturday June 11that 7pm.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a few words can make a delightfully pretty picture. This exhibit has of 13 fresh, diverse, and notable young artists visually exploring their favorite idiom.

Idioms are playful expressions of any language, consisting of phrases or sentences that do not literally mean what they say, illustrating them results in works that are visually striking, whimsical, humorous, and downright fun.

A range of aesthetics and mediums will be on display and include drawings, paintings, lithographs, paper-cuts and more.

Featured Artists:

Ming Ong
You Byun
Brittney Lee
Matte Stephens
Dadu Shin
Catia Chien
Miki Sato
Nicole Gustafsson
Lorena Alverez
Ahren Hertel
Nico Duffaut
Daniela Volpari

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Harry Potter Tribute Show

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is proud to present the ‘Harry Potter Tribute Art Exhibition’, an exhibition that features extraordinary art from over 50 talented artists/fans from around the world. In celebration of the final film and all things Harry Potter, this exhibit is carefully curated through open submissions and private invitations, the Harry Potter Tribute blog has been active for the past year and amongst the artists featured include Kazu Kibuishi, Amy Kim Kibuishi, Brittney Lee, Jake Parker, Johane Matte, William Stout, Mindy Lee, Israel Sanchez, Cory Godbey, and Mary Grandpre, cover Illustrator of the American editions of the Harry Potter books series. Opening night is July 9, 2011 from 7-11pm.

Admission is $2 per person at the door, but FREE admission to those who come in Harry Potter-inspired attire or when when you Facebook, Twitter, or Blog about the event before July 2, 2011.

Guests will also be invited to participate in a plethora of activities including:
FREE entrance gift of exclusive exhibition buttons that will divide attendees into individual Hogwarts houses (available while supplies last).
Snitch-Seeking machine booth and contest.
Harry Potter photo area.
Costume Competition.
Trivia Competition.
Mystery flavored Jelly Belly tasting station.
Raffle giveaways.
FREE Butterbeer and snacks served.

Prizes for contest and raffle winners will include Harry Potter merchandise, a Warner Brothers Studios Tour ticket, and an exclusive print from Mary Grandpre!

This event is not to be missed for Harry Potter fans, and those who can’t fly all the way to Universal Studios, Orlando.

For the complete roster of participating artists, including further details about opening reception highlights, please visit our homepage.

Plus, follow our ongoing tribute blog for any news and updates on the exhibit, the featured artists, or anything Harry Potter!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

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