Thursday, July 14, 2011

The boy who lived

It is Harry Potter crazy town around here. The kids are SO into it, we're watching the movies (over and over) reading the books and listening to the books on tape. So yeah - we're ready for the big finale.

Luckily everyone else is on a Harry Potter high too and right now there is a Harry Potter Tribute Exhibition at the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra. It's a pretty far trek, but totally worth it. With two floors filled with Harry Potter art from over 50 amazing artists, fans will truly be able to relive the stories through artist's visions. It is easy to see the subtle touches and love that went into these pieces.

The overwhelmingly large Voldemort sculpture that 'greets' you as you walk in is definitely intimidating, but it's his larger than life presence that makes the rest of the work so intimate.

There were pencils, painting, sculptures and even paper work. One of my favorites was this whimsical Harry + Hedwig made out of paper.

A lot of the art has already sold. All the pieces can be seen online, though it doesn't do them justice. The brush strokes, color and 'magic' are all a must-see in person.

The show runs until the end of the month and is definitely worth checking out - if not only to buy your House colored scarf at the Whimsic Alley pop-up shop in the front of the Gallery. (The Baby's been eyeing that Slytherin scarf for months...)

Harry Potter Tribute ExhibitionLinkGallery Nucleus
210 East Main St.
Alhambra, CA

Sun-Thurs: 12pm-8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm

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Blogger caninecologne said...

Ooh, thanks for the "preview"! It looks awesome and we can't wait to see it ourselves next weekend..

We heard about this exhibit last month during our visit to Whimsic Alley (where my daughter went nuts with the candy and wands).

Tonite we are watching the movie and she is excited because she will be in her cosplay/gryffindor outfit! :)

Friday, July 15, 2011 7:46:00 AM  

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