Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Artist's Tribute to 'Beauty and the Beast' Starts March 11 at Gallery Nucleus

The Enchanted Love - Joey Chou
With the release of Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast fast approaching, it's time for more fairy tale movie inspired art! Although the art is specifically 'fan' art (done by professionals) so doesn't explore the fairy tale origins very much, it's still interesting to see the aspects of the story that inspire artists to create images.
Belle - Alina Chau

From the press release and Oh My Disney:
Are you ready for something magical? In anticipation of the release of Beauty and the Beast, Oh My Disney, Walt Disney Studios, Gallery Nucleus, and Cyclops Print Works have come together once again, this time for “Be Our Guest: An Art Tribute to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” This enchanting limited-time show will be on display at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Sunday, April 2, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 11 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 
Taking inspiration from the new live-action film, the artists involved have brought this tale as old as time to life in beautiful detail. Here are all the talented artists participating: 
Abigail L. Dela Cruz, Alex Ross, Alexander Lee, Alina Chau, Alison Strom, Amei Zhao, Andrea Fernandez, Annie Stegg, Benson Shum, Carrie Liao, Cécile Carre, Celine Kim, Corinne Reid, Craig Drake, Eliza Ivanova, Ellen Surrey, Eri Kamijo, Grace Kum, Ha Gyung Lee, Heather Theurer, Jackie Huang, Janice Chu, Jisoo Kim, Joe Dunn, Joey Chou, Jon Lau, Julieta Colás, Justin Gerard, Katie Huon, Keiko Murayama, Kristy Kay, Megan Woods, Milsae Kim, Pernille Ørum, Phillip Light, Sara Kipin, Sophie Li, Tara Nicole Whitaker, Tiffany Le, Trevor Spencer, Trungles, William Robinson, Xinwei Huang, Zoe Persico
  • Doors open @ 7PM
  • Over 40 new works of art featured
  • Select artists in attendance
  • New Gallery Nucleus exclusive prints released
  • Complimentary themed refreshments & hors d'oeuvres served
  • Cosplay & themed costumes are highly encouraged!
  • more to be announced ...!
*Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome, No RSVP needed.
*Be sure to not miss "Tale as Old as Time," our Artist Panel with the director, editor, animator and more from the original animated film on March 25th 
Tickets for our Tale As Old As Time panel are now online!
Meet some of the original creators as they discuss the behind-the-scenes and process of developing one of Disney's most cherished animated features.
Guests include Don Hahn (producer), Gary Trousdale (director), Roger Allers (story supervisor), James Baxter (supervising animator), Charles Solomon (Author) and John Carnochan (Editor).
Reserve your seats here:
There are quite a few well known artists in that list! A lovely array of styles should be displayed too, beyond what's shown here. From the previews released to date, this show promises to inspire Disney Beauty and the Beast fans everywhere.
And Love Is Born (愛の芽生え) by Eri Kamijo
Beauty and the Beast - Alison Strom
Beauty Is Found Within - Benson Shum
Bonjour - Celine Kim
Enchanted - Janice Chu
New Friends - Ellen Surrey
To the Castle - Zoe Persico
Wolves in the Winter - Sara Kipin
Psst! For those hungry for more, there are some sneak peeks on the Cyclops Print Works Facebook page HERE.

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