Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Six Seasons and a Movie Art Show

"Six Seasons and a Movie Art Show"

Some of you  may be surprised -- this isn't my usual venture (we don't, after all, have any new episodes to review and we won't be covering "Modern Warfare" until Friday), but I was kindly contacted by Mark Batalla of PixelDrip Gallery, asking if I would like to cover the Community-themed "Six Seasons and a Movie" art show. 

(Of course, I said that I would love to!)

Last week, PixelDrip Gallery posted a press release on their website which hosts all of the details of this fabulous venture. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what this is all about, the "Six Seasons and a Movie" art show consists of about 130 artists from all around the world who have dedicated art, in some way, shape, or form, to the television show Community. What's unique about this particular art venture is that it doesn't just host typical art pieces (canvas work, framed pieces, etc.), but extends its artistic reach to dioramas, toys, dolls, and even videos. PixelDrip Gallery prides itself on incorporating traditional art and new-age digital artwork together to showcase to the community. And truly, we live in an era where talented artists are no longer confined to "traditional" mediums such as paint and canvas, but where creativity bleeds into our computer monitors, video cameras, and keyboards. As someone who is friends with both traditional and non-traditional artists, I am amazed at how different and yet fundamentally similar these people are.

And what is wonderful to note, in particular, about the Six Seasons and a Movie art show is that its artistic participants are not merely limited to fans of the show, but to those who have worked on it as well. Rob Schrab and Megan Ganz (among others) will also have their work featured at the show. So not only will fans of the show have the chance to view and discuss the artwork that fellow Human Beings have created, but they will also get the chance to view the work of those who have had an active role in creating the show. I think that one of the most brilliant things about Community as a television show is the relationship that the creators, producers, actors, and writers have with their audience. There is honestly no other show on television where all parties are so tightly  bonded together. Therefore, it is touching to see those who have worked on the show appreciate their fans and for the fans to, in turn, utilize their gifts and talents to give back to the show.

In addition to the plethora of artwork that will be at the show, attendees also have the opportunity to participate in raffles, a costume contest, and a trivia contest throughout the weekend that the show will run. Speaking of that weekend, here are all of the official details for the show:

Where: Monk Space, which is located at 4414 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004.
When: June 23-24, 2012. The exhibit will be open from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Cost: Admission is FREE to the public. There are plenty of markets and restaurants nearby where you can purchase food. Additionally, a food truck will be present outside of Monk Space during the hours of the exhibit.

If you live in California and are tempted to check out the art show, or even if you just want to fly to Los Angeles for the weekend (if you have that kind of money), I highly recommend that you do so. This event promises to be a wonderful collaboration of artists, and also a fun experience for Community fans to gather together and celebrate a show that they care about and one that cares about them so much.

Check out a sneak peek of one of the artists from the show -- Yasmin Liang -- and be sure to keep your eyes out for more information posted soon! And a special thanks to Mark Batalla for providing me with all of this information!



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