Looking to squeeze some culture into your weekend or maybe just hang out and take in some art while mingling with some local artists? Step right up for the “Happiest Show On Earth” that’ll be sure to put a smile on your face, as well as take you back to your childhood days. With a nod to WWA Gallery’s roots in animation art, participating artists have revamped iconic Disney characters with wit, humor and satire. On display are distinct, eclectic, and contemporary one-of-a-kind interpretations of Mickey and friends to tickle anyone’s fancy.
The “Happiest Show on Earth” commemorates another milestone year for the DIY periodical Color Ink Book, often referred to as a coloring book for adults. This year, the Brothers Washburn have curated an exhibit filled with smiles, laughter and happiness to delight one and all.
With art by over 60 talented artists, WWA Gallery presents Color Ink Book’s 5th anniversary group exhibit, Saturday, September 7th with the opening reception from 7-10PM. A number of the artists will be in attendance for you to meet and converse with. The exhibition will run until October 5th, 2013.
One thing is certain, once you leave the show you’ll never look at your Disney characters the same way. Artist put twists on some of your favorite and most memorable cartoons such as Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, The Muppets, Fairy Tales, and of course Mickey himself.
Located in the heart of Culver City is the WWA Gallery, the sister gallery of the Wonderful World of Animation. The WWA’s goal is to present emerging and established artists who have an individual perspective and clear vision and aesthetic. With a focus on figurative and illustrative work by such artists as David Ball, Tom Haubrick, Ken Garduno, Jim Darling, Tina Darling, Barry, Jesse Hotchkiss, Richard Frost, and Julian Callos among others.
WWA’s next show is a solo show featuring a new body of work by Julian Callos, his second solo show at WWA gallery. Entitled “Cosmos”, it is an exploration of the elements that together make up a personal universe. It’s about the tension between light and dark; about life’s big picture and the tiny details of which it is composed. It is the creation of the universe, of our solar system, and of planet Earth as a metaphor for the development and evolution of an identity. It opens Saturday, October 12th, from 7-10 pm.
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