Imagine me and you...

Gallery Nucleus - Alhambra, CA

Gallery Nucleus - Alhambra, CA

Why is it so easy to fall back on bad habits?

When did my weekends turn into simply a recovery period from the whirlwind of work week?

I've missed having fun...  I've somehow forgotten how important it is to unwind and let go of the negative energy and recharge...

Somehow... When I wasn't looking... I turned into a curmudgeony adult. :\

I'd left my sense of wonderment somewhere around college.  And I'd misplaced my imagination not long after that.  

Gallery Nucleus to the rescue.  

The opening reception for their Imaginary Friends exhibit was this past Saturday, April 19.  I went with a dear friend and had a great time.  

Imaginary Friends Exhibit | 4/19/14 - 5/11/14

Imaginary Friends Exhibit | 4/19/14 - 5/11/14

I was lucky enough to be able to submit and show a piece there a few years ago for their Harry Potter Tribute Show. It's still one of my proudest moments.  :)

Since its opening in 2004, it has been one of my favorite galleries to visit.  Their shows and events always carry a lot of whimsy and it gives me great joy to see the variety of artists they represent on their walls.  

To be honest, I didn't really know too much about the show going on, but like I said, I'm always a fan of the work they represent, and this show is no exception.  

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Imaginary Friends celebrates that little piece of childhood that I didn't know I'd been missing.  There are a few familiar favorites in their lineup as well as several new names that I will be sure to keep a close eye on.  

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In addition to the great showing in the lower gallery, Imaginary Friends also features children's book illustrator Dan Santat's new book - The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.  

If you like cute things, wonderful things, whimsical things, beautiful things, wonderous things, I highly suggest a visit to Gallery Nucleus.  The show runs until May 11.  

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801