I am so excited to be a part of this show!! I am an incredibly lucky lady to be on a list with all of these awesome artists! I have a booth of art of my take on many of the Sanrio characters. I created about 100 pieces of art for this show! AAHHH. It has been my main project for the past few months! Sanrio was such a big part of my life growing up I feel really special to be a part of this show! I posted a couple of designs I worked up below - but I am not allowed to show the actual art until after the opening. I'll be posting here on Friday! EEE!
Jamie from JapanLA has been so nice in asking me to be a part of this - and the Sanrio people have given me such nice feedback about what I have worked up. I am going to be teaching a couple of workshops on the 20th - I will post more details on those as they come.
Here is the basic info for the show, Please come out!
Small Gift Los Angeles
November 12-21, 2010
Event Location: Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Visit these sites for all of the details!!Sanrio - Small Gift - LAJapanLA
SANRIO Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with Popular Artists from Around the World
Small Gift Los Angeles
November 12 - 21, 2010 Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
It's Sanrio's 50th Anniversary, and to celebrate, the iconic company has invited popular artists from around the world to collaborate in two standout art exhibitions: Small Gift Los Angeles and Small Gift Miami, during Art Basel. Inspired by their "small gift, big smile" philosophy, Sanrio's Small Gift events offer a multi-dimensional experience for fans of all ages. For both Small Gift exhibitions, artists will transform their favorite Sanrio characters such asHello Kitty®, Little Twin Stars®, My Melody®, Patty & Jimmy, Tuxedosam, Keroppi®, Badtz-Maru®, Chococat® and many more into stunning original works that will be available for sale to the public.
Small Gift Los Angeles and Small Gift Miami exhibitions will feature different artists as well as incorporate charitable components specific to each city.
Small Gift Los Angeles will open on November 12th, 2010 at Barker Hangar as part of Sanrio's 50th Anniversary celebration events, featuring a character product retrospective, pop-up shop, interactive activities and special event programming, in a carnival style theme. Curated by Jamie Rivadeneira, owner of JapanLA, Small Gift Los Angeles will showcase works by 50 artists as well as eleven unique installation rooms designed by 64 Colors, Anna Chambers, Buff Monster, Crowded Teeth, Dan Goodsell, Joe Ledbetter, Neivz, Peekaboo Monster, Plasticgod, Sharktoof, and Tim Diet.