CA – Goddess Art Lecture

Leonard Nimoy speaks on Thursday, September 15, 6:30-8:00pm at the Annenberg Space for Photography.

Goddess: An Exploration of the Divine and the Secular Forms of Beauty
Online registration for this event begins Wednesday, September 7 at 12pm PT and Thursday, September 8 at 9:30am PT.

Leonard Nimoy studied photography at UCLA under Robert Heineken in the early 1970s and produced a body of work that was published in two volumes of poetry. In 2001, his artist in residence appointment at the American Academy in Rome resulted in a series of provocative images inspired by the Antonio Canova sculpture of Countess Paulina Bonaparte Borghese, whose semi-nude posture created such a royal scandal in the 1800’s that the Count had it locked away.

Nimoy’s first photographic monograph, “Shekhina,” published in 2002, explored feminine power using models of the “classic” body type. In “Maximum Beauty,” his June 2005 exhibition in New York City, focused on our culture’s perception of beauty. “Maximum Beauty” examined female power of an altogether different variety – joyful images of large bodied women.  These photographs revealed proud, self-confident ladies who were comfortable in their own skin and challenged society’s rigid definition of beauty. A collection of these images was published in book form and titled, “The Full Body Project.”

 The Annenberg Space for Photography
Century Park, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10, Los Angeles, CA 90067

CA – Secret Selves Exhibition

 

Leonard Nimoy appears with Zachary Quinto at the Hammer Museum on Tuesday September 13th from 7:00-9:00 pm!

Press Release:

Actor turned photographer/folk anthropologist Leonard Nimoy discusses his photographic project, Secret Selves. Inspired by the Greek mythological idea that ever since Zeus split humans in two each person has been searching for his or her other half to feel complete, Nimoy asked subjects to reveal their hidden halves in front of his camera. The result is a collection of more than 100 portraits and interviews that explore humanity’s alternate self. Nimoy will discuss what was revealed about his own secret self while capturing others’.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Dragon*Con Celebrating 25th Anniversary in 2011 with Shatner, Nimoy, Stan Lee and More

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Dragon*Con is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year Labor Day weekend, September 2-5, in Atlanta. As usual, they have a stellar line up of guests including stars from Firefly, Babylon 5, True Blood, The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, and Star Trek including William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. For comic book fans, they have the likes of Stan Lee, George Perez, Cully Hamner, and lots more.

We have their latest commercial for you as well their Progress Report below:

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MA – Spock Speaks

Leonard Nimoy speaks on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM.

Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Admission: BU Community – Limited Free Seating with BU ID, call the Tsai Box Office for tickets 617-353-8725. General Public – Tickets $25, call 617-353-3697 to reserve your seat. Please leave your contact information.

Leonard Nimoy, a native Bostonian, began his career with small roles in obscure films and serials in the early 50′s. In 1952, he had his first film lead, in Kid Monk Baroni. After a two year stint in the Army, Nimoy returned to feature films, television and theater. During the late 50′s and early 60′s, Nimoy appeared in many well known TV shows of the period, including Wagon Train, Man from U.N.C.L.E., Rawhide, Perry Mason, and Combat. However, it was Nimoy’s portrayal of the character Mr. Spock in the science fiction series Star Trek that earned him iconic status as well as three Emmy nominations. Nimoy also became a successful movie director, responsible for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Nimoy’s additional directorial credits include The Good Mother, starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson, the blockbuster hit Three Men and a Baby, Funny About Love and Holy Matrimony.

On stage, Nimoy starred in Camelot, The Man in the Glass Booth, Twelfth Night, Oliver, and a record-setting tour in Fiddler on the Roof. Nimoy toured thirty five cities in Vincent, a one-man play he also produced and directed. Vincent was filmed at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and broadcasted on the A & E Network. The play was based on letters written by Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo. The video has been installed in the education department of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Another hit was in the title role of Sherlock Holmes in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s National Tour. On Broadway, Nimoy has starred in Equus and Full Circle.

Nimoy has long been interested in photography, and studied at UCLA with Robert Heineken in the early 1970s. Nimoy’s black and white art photography is represented in several galleries nationwide and is installed in numerous museums and private collections in the US and abroad. His photographic essay on the subject of the feminine presence of God is in publication under the title Shekhina. His second photography publication is titled The Full Body Project and is a commentary on the subject of female body image in American culture.

Aside from his numerous credits as an actor and director, Nimoy is also a successful recording artist and author, having published two well received autobiographies and several volumes of poetry, two of which also feature his photographs. Nimoy has a Masters Degree in Education, an Honorary Master of Fine Arts and four Honorary Doctorates.

For more information, please call 617-353-3696 or visit  http://www.bu.edu/archives.

Dallas Comic Con (May 2011)

Dallas Comic Con May 21-22

Convention Name
Dallas Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.dallascomiccon.com
This convention will take place:

  • over multiple days.
Start Date
05/21/2011
End Date
05/22/2011
About This Convention
Dallas’ number one comic convention returns May 21-22 with guests of honor STAN LEE and LEONARD NIMOY!
Venue Name and Address
500 W Las Colinas Blvd
2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
Irving, TX 75039
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
270
Projected Attendance
6000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Mitch Breitweiser, Jaime Mendoza, James O’Barr

An Evening with Leonard Nimoy

An update on my schedule for con related events! Join me at the awesome event! If you spot me there, the first person to approach me will win a Conventionscene.com lanyard (or maybe a cooler prize)! See you there!

LONG BEACH, CA – Film and television icon Leonard Nimoy will share his thoughts on portraying the intense, rational and emotionally suppressed Vulcan, Spock, as part of a remarkable and diverse career that’s left an indelible imprint on American society at the Carpenter Center on Saturday, October 23 at 8:00pm.
 
Touching on subjects of innovation, creativity and personal development—Nimoy will talk about his role in the history of Star Trek, its origins, and how a new genre for television and movies was created. First airing in 1966, his character would become an icon over the years, his performance garnering three Emmy nominations, as Star Trek branched off into syndication and later onto the big screen as a series of six feature films.
 
Nimoy also became a successful movie director, helming Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, one of the most successful of the Star Trek films. Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek’s creator, referred to Nimoy as “the conscience of Star Trek.” Nimoy has directed several films outside of the Star Trek series, and three of his films have been among the top box office successes of all time.
 
After appearing in a recurring role on popular FOX television series Fringe, Nimoy announced his retirement from acting earlier this year. This intimate evening may be the last chance to see him on stage live.
 
Aside from his credits as actor and director, Nimoy has recorded ten narrative albums and authored several volumes of poetry (two of which feature his photographs). In 1975, he published the autobiography I am not Spock and followed it 20 years later with I am Spock, in which he refers to “coming to terms” with his alter ego. Nimoy’s performance of the audio version was nominated for a Grammy Award.
 
An accomplished photographer, his black and white art photography is represented in several galleries nationwide. He recently finished an appointment as artist-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome. In July, his “Secret Selves” color photography exhibit opened at MassMoCA – his first solo show at a major museum.
 
Single tickets for An Evening with Leonard Nimoy are $65 and $60 for seniors. All tickets can be purchased by calling the Carpenter Center Arts Ticket Office at (562) 985-7000, or by visiting www.CarpenterArts.org.

CA – An Evening with Spock



Leonard Nimoy
appears on Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 8pm.

Join us for an intimate evening of insight into one of film and television’s greatest icons. Called ‘the conscience of Star Trek,’ by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry—the award-winning actor, director, poet and photographer Leonard Nimoy shares his portrayal of the rational and emotionally suppressed Vulcan as part of a remarkable and diverse career that’s left an indelible imprint on American culture!

Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815

MA – Nimoy: A Retrospective

Leonard Nimoy presents a retrospective of his photographic work at R. Michelson Galleries with an opening reception and book signing on Thursday, July 29 from 6-8 pm.

In November 2008, Leonard Nimoy was at R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Massachusetts, to begin his latest photographic journey: Secret Selves. He gathered over one hundred subjects from all walks of life and asked them the question, “Who do you think you are?”

Each subject was recorded as Mr. Nimoy interviewed them and created a photographic portrait of their “alternate identity”. As Mr. Nimoy wrote: “I am hoping to be surprised and delighted by what shows up in front of me. Anything from full costume to nudity–I would encourage all of it.” From the popular rock star and superman to the more unexpected dog lover and Pan, these secret identities offer an intimate, sometimes humorous, and often profound new look at the inner yearnings and fantasies that we all share. 

CATALOG AVAILABLE
$39.00 / $75.00 signed
**Only items purchased at the Gallery will be signed by Mr. Nimoy**
 
An 80 page catalog has been published in conjunction with the exhibition “Secret Selves” and includes a foreword by Joseph Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA; an introduction by Leonard Nimoy; a behind-the-scenes description of the project by Richard Michelson, and an essay by John Stomberg, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Williams College Museum of Art.  The publication will be fully illustrated with full page plates of the twenty five photographs featured in the exhibition as well as over sixty additional images from the series. Click here to order the catalog.

R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

413.586.3964

MA – Secret Selves Exhibition

Artist/actor Leonard Nimoy will exhibit his recent photographic series that explores the lost or hidden self.

Inspired by Aristophanes’ theory that humans were once double-sided creatures with two heads and multiple limbs before Zeus cleaved man in two and left him forever struggling to be whole again, Nimoy’s photographs reveal his subjects’ other half. Shooting in nearby Northampton, Massachusetts, Nimoy recruited volunteers from the local community with an open call for portrait models willing to be photographed posed and dressed as their true or imagined “secret selves.” From the popular rock star and superman to the more unexpected dog lover and Pan, these various secret identities (off-line avatars as they might be described) offer an intimate, sometimes humorous, and often profound new look at the residents of Northampton and the inner yearnings and fantasies that we all share.

Accompanying the large, life-size photographs is a video documenting the artist’s conversations with his subjects and the poignant, personal moments he masterfully elicits from his unlikely muses.

You can sponsor this show for just $100 — your name on the wall and an invite to the opening! More info here. You must be a member of MASS MoCA or an exhibition sponsor to come to the opening reception. Not a member? Join today and be the first to see the exhibition and meet the artist.

Mr. Nimoy is signing 100 copies of the catalog Secret Selves, which will be available for purchase at Hardware: The MASS MoCA Store beginning at 4 p.m. on July 31. (Please note that he will not be signing books or autographs during the opening reception of the show.) Please also note that Mr. Nimoy will not sign any merchandise or Star Trek memorabilia at the museum; any such merchandise brought to the museum on July 31 will be checked at the door for the duration of the event.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247

(photo credit: Leonard Nimoy © Seth Kaye 2008)

Con Report Round-Up: Emerald City ComiCon 2010

Publishers Weekly reports that the Emerald City ComiCon saw a 40% growth in Saturday attendance, with over 11,000 sold tickets just for Saturday. Thanks go to friend of Convention Scene Isaac Alexander for getting the link gathering started.

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