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Miyazaki in Los Angeles Art Show @ Building Bridges Art Exchange (Santa Monica)

Jason Edmisten, “The Storyteller”, acrylic on wood panel, 8″ x 10″

Since their debut exhibit with the Wes Anderson-themed Bad Dads show, Spoke Art has hosted similar tributes to influential filmmakers from The Coen Brothers, and David Lynch to Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Stanley Kubrick. Last year, the gallery honored the legendary Japanese master of animation, Hayao Miyazaki, in similar fashion, first with a group exhibit at their flagship location in San Francisco and, later in the year, with a 3-day pop-up show at their space in New York City. This Friday, they return with their latest installment in the form of another 3-daypop-up show, but this time in Southern California. More specifically, the “Miyazaki In Los Angeles” art show will be held at the Building Bridges Art Exchange in Santa Monica.

As a film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author and manga artist, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli film and animation studio, Miyazaki is the man behind such critically acclaimed and beloved films as My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, and is considered by many to be the “world’s greatest animator.” This latest exhibit will feature over 130 artists of various disciplines offering their own takes on the filmmaker’s work by filtering it through their own unique aesthetics and various mediums, including sculpture, paintings, paper cuts, embroideries, limited edition prints, and more.

Check out some preview images below the following event details.


Eric Althin | Stacey Aoyama | Zard Apuya | Ana Aranda | Audra Auclair | Bagger43 | Derek Ballard | Jen Bartel | Betsy Bauer | Beau Berkley | Ryan Berkley | Laura Bifano | Blunt Graffix (Matt Dye) | Jordon Bolton | Joshua Budich | Ivonna Buenrostro | The Bungaloo | Adam Caldwell | Mar Cerdá | Elsa Chang | Alina Chau | Nomi Chi | Maggie Chiang | Tracie Ching | Charles Clary | Codeczombie | Michelle Coffee | Nick Comparone | Concepción Studios | Benjamin Constantine | Rhys Cooper | Crowded Teeth | Cuddly Rigor Mortis | Camilla d’Errico | Max Dalton | Jessica Deahl | Deangus | Mai Ly Degnan | Tim Doyle | J.M. Dragunas | Pippa Dyrlaga | Emily Dumas | James R. Eads | Kayla Edgar | Jason Edmiston | Jonathan Edwards | Tom Eglington | Felt Mistress | Freehand Profit (Gary Lockwood) | McKenzie Fisk | Ken Garduno | Monica Garwood | Sam GIlbey | James Gilleard | Sean Gillespie | Greg Gossel | Jay Gordon | Lauren Gregg | Dan Grissom | Nicole Grosjean | Justin Hagar | Evan Harris | Gina Hendry | Jed Henry | Justin Hillgrove | Kevan Hom | Scott Hopko | Primary Hughes | Alexander Iaccarino | Julia Iredale | Maggie Ivy | Candace Jean | Tim Jordan | Max Kauffman | Alex R. Kirzhner | Andrew Kolb | Jon Lau | Nan Lawson | Dustin Lincoln | Sergio Lopez | Tina Lugo | Kemi Mai | Mainger (Germain Barthelemy) | Marni Manning | Samantha Mash | Brian Mashburn | Kelly McKernan | Jose Mertz | Harry Michalakeas | Ed Mironiuk | Guillaume Morellec | JP Neang | Reuben Negron | Jeany Ngo | Chelsea O’Byrne | Karla Ortiz | Lily Padula | Colleen Palmer | Ruel Pascual | Peach MoMoKo | Minnie Phan | Kat Philbin | Ferris Plock | Primary Hughes | Raid71 | Corinne Reid | Allison Reimold | RELM | Fernando Reza | Jay Riggio | Miles Ritche | Matt Ritchie | Em Roberts | Rebecca Rose | Sudi Rouhi | Ellie Rusinova | Yohan Sacre | Leonardo Santamaria | Charles Santoso | Valerie Savarie | Ellen Schinderman | Taylor Shultek | Chris Skinner | Kate Snow | Jessica So Ren Tang | Nick Stokes | Jason Stout | Brandan Styles | Maria Suarez-Inclan | Roland Tamayo | Anna Tillett | George Townley | Geoff Trapp | Josey Tsao | Mandy Tsung | Michael Tunk | Kelly Tunstall | Nate Utesch | Justin Van Genderen | Van Orton Design | Liz Vowles | Chris Walker | Casey Weldon | Jan Willem | Bruce Yan | Mimi Yoon | Lauren YS | Alice X Zhang | Adam Ziskie

Check out preview images for the exhibit below the following event details…


Spoke Art Presents “Miyazaki In Los Angeles Art Show” A Tribute to the Films of Hayao Miyazaki


Opening Reception: Friday, August 17th, 5 – 10 PM Saturday, August 18th: 10 AM – 6 PM Sunday, August 19th: 10 AM – 6 PM


Building Bridges Art Exchange Bergamot 2525 Michigan Ave, Unit F2 Santa Monica, CA 90404


Opening is ALL AGES Costumes encouraged Many artists will be in attendance Facebook Event Page:

Kate Snow, “Ponyo is Free”, watercolor and gold gouache, 14″ x 11″

Justin Hillgrove, “I Like Your Spark”, acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 24″

Pippa Dyrlaga, “The Sky Gardener”, hand cut paper, 6″ x 10.5″

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