Colombian artist Lorena Alvarez appears at Floating World Comics on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM for her new all ages book, Nightlights.
Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in a little girl’s bedroom. Sandy catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings that cover her room. One day, a mysterious pale girl called Morfie appears at school and is fascinated by Sandy’s drawings in a way that no one else has been before. But there is a price to pay for this new friendship
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Lorena Alvarez appears all the way from Colombia at Comix Experience on Saturday, March 18, 2017 to celebrate the release of Nightlights!
She will be signing the book before we have the meeting for the Comix Experience Graphic Novel Club. If you would like to join the discussion you can sign up and get more details on the club at www.graphicnovelclub.com
Every night, tiny lights appear out of the darkness in Sandy’s bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning she brings them back to life in her whimsical drawings. When a mysterious new girl appears at school, Sandy’s drawings are noticed for the first time… but Morfie’s fascination with Sandy’s talent soon turns into something far more sinister.
Blending the reality of a strict Catholic school with a young girl’s boundless imagination, Nightlights is a beautiful story about fear, insecurity, and creativity, from the enchanting mind of Lorena Alvarez.
She is a freelance illustrator from Bogotá, Colombia. Her work reflects her interest in color language and her willingness to experiment with diverse techniques and concepts.She’s made illustrations for children’s books, independent publications, advertising and fashion magazines.
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Lorena Alvarez is returning to Gallery Nucleus to sign her latest children’s illustrated book Nightlights. Come get a book signed and stay for a meet-n-greet with the artist. Lorena will be flying in for a visit on Saturday, March 17th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM.
About the artist:
Lorena is an illustrator for children’s books, independent publications, advertising and fashion magazines. Based in South America, Lorena has been showing her works in solo and group exhibitions with Nucleus for a couple of years: The Kingdom and Fantastical Flora & Fauna.
About the book:
Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in little Sandy’s bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings that cover her room.
One day, Morpie, a mysterious pale girl, appears at school. And she knows all about Sandy’s drawings… Nightlights is a beautiful story about fear, insecurity, and creativity, from the enchanting imagination of Lorena Alvarez.
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
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Gallery Nucleus hosts an art show on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm!
Wrought from the depths of our creativity, imaginary friends have been steadfast companions through amazing journeys and have helped to overcome unbelievable hardships. Despite being figments of our imaginations, these fantastical comrades cultivate immense growth and represent very real bonds.
Inspired by these unreal friendships, award-winning children’s book illustrator Dan Santat‘s The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend weaves a tale about companionship, courage, and finding one’s place in the world. Beginning on an island far away where imaginary friends are born, one patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when Beekle is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match.
In conjunction with the release of Dan Santat’s book, Nucleus celebrates these not-so-real friendships with a roster of some of our favorite artists, including noteable children’s book illustrators, who would like to introduce all of us to their very own imaginary friends. Join us opening night as we pay tribute to friends both real and imagined.
Exhibiting Artists Include
Cuddly Rigor Mortis
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801