JapanLA & Sanrio in Association with Juxtapoz Magazine hosted today’s Hello Kitty Meet the Artists’ Party! Over 80 artists participated in the “Three Apples: Hello Kitty Art Show.” But about 20 artist were present in today’s party! Live Paintings were done throughout the day, featuring the artists below:
Peekaboo Monster @ 2pm
Angry Woebots @ 4pm
Camilla d’Errico @ 6pm
Hit+Run did a Live T-Shirt Screen-printing. With limited T-Shirts designed by “Three Apples” artists: 64 Colors, Buff Monster, Mark Dean Veca, Pasticgod, Crowded Teeth and Hit+Run based on their original art work in the Hello Kitty Art Exhibit. $20 per T-Shirts, one T-Shirt per person and you can have up to 3 prints on one T-Shirt!
At the reception, I met over 15 artist who participated in the Hello Kitty Art Gallery:
I met Dorothy aka (Dessert Obsessed) at Gary Baseman’s Workshop last Sunday! She is so awesome, she is like a two in one package dessert + Hello Kitty = <3 In the middle is Misha, she is totally into Hello Kitty, I had a chat with her and she told me she’s been to every event they had so far :]
Plasticgod :] He’s super cool, he was one of the artist who arrived super early to the event today! He told me he was dropping off his second collection of Hello Kitty artwork and he decided to just stick around.
I really like Angry Woebots style, his piece from the Hello Kitty Art Gallery was an angry cat, but I guess he decided to do something different today.
I didn’t get to talk to Mari Inukai for long, but she was born and raised in Japan and came to the US to pursue her studies in art.
Dan Goodsell also know as “Mr. Toast” released a 19 piece watercolor of Mr. Toast and Friends with Hello Kitty and Friends, for sale at the show today for $30 per piece. If you are interested in seeing pictures of his artwork, you also check out his blog.
I wanted to take Natalia Fabia’s Jewelry Workshop two weeks ago, but I waited until last minute to sign up and the workshop was already SOLD OUT! If you have already check out her art piece for the Hello Kitty Art Gallery, isn’t it realistic? When I first saw it, I asked my boyfriend, why did this artist just take a picture, anyone can do that! He told me to look closely, I was indeed Shock!!
I spotted out Melly Trochez right away when she was carrying her Gift Bag from Sanrio:] Her piece is so distinct from other artist. If you look closely, on the top right corner she wrote her boyfriend’s name on it. I’m not sure what language it is in, but it blended in with her art work so smoothly.
I was sitting down on those white couch towards the back of the gallery and Thomas Han had his back face towards me, but I definitely notice him when he turn towards me. And other fans were trying to get his autography too!
I was speaking with Camilla d’Errico’s sister before she completed her live painting today, she flew over from Italy just to see her perform! How exciting it that to have such a wonderful sister <3 Camilla herself also flew from Canada to be here at the event today, her painting is so fine and detailed.
To be honest, I have really examined Jim Manfood’s art work, I’m holding my “Three Apples book and here’s his piece.
I didn’t spot Melissa Contreras until the finale live group painting. She’s wearing a pendant that she drew for the Hello Kitty Art Gallery. She told me she also designs Jewelry and she might be collaborating with Sanrio to make a Jewelry line.
Crowded Teeth, her art work also featured in today’s Hit+Run T-Shirt Screen Printing.
Deph was one of the artist’s whose work did not make it out to the exhibit due to the limited amount of time they had to complete it.
Gary Baseman try to run into my picture with Hello Kitty, so I invited him to take a picture with us :] He is such a nice guy, I probably spend more time talking to him than any of the other artist out there tonight. I also took his “Figure Drawing Workshop” last Sunday, he found me on Facebook and asked if I was the, “troublemaker in his class.” I thought it was hilarious!
As I was planning to leave tonight, I got stuck in the doorway and I spotted out Simone Legno, the designer for Tokidoki.
Hello Kitty @ Meet the Artist Party Three Apples Exhibition Celebrating her 35th Birthday :]