JAMES BOND: 50 YEARS OF 007 ART CELEBRATION
April 27, 2013- May 05, 2013
Opening Reception is on April 27 7PM-10PM
James Bond needs no explanation. One of the most famous cinema franchises and book series ever made!
Join Q Pop and it’s host of amazing talent as we pay tribute to all the gold, all the guns, and all the girls!
Louie Del Carmen
Lynne Naylor Reccardi
Marty M. Ito
….and many more!!
DJ spinning the best in Bond music….including rare versions of classics
The Bun truck
Martinis ( shaken , not stirred)
March 9 2013- HUMAN FLOWER: Naoshi and friends
Opening reception is on March 9 7PM-10PM
show runs March 9, 2013- March 24, 2013
Please join us in welcoming Japanese artist NAOSHI who will be showcasing her new artwork.NAOSHI creates her artwork out of shiny colored sand. A technique called “Sunae” in japanese.
Her whimsical and surreal pop imagery, delicate and dynamic, often depicts humans combined with fruit and vegetables in realistic and unrealistic natural environments.APAK is Aaron and Ayumi Piland . They are a child-like husband and wife collaborative art team who live among the fury conifer giants in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. Since 2005 they have created artwork together as a way of exploring the beauty, mystery, and magic of life as well as expressing their love for life and each other. They are known in particular for creating rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings living in lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals. It is their goal to bring something fresh, beautiful, and meaningful into the world in hopes of inspiring the next generation to live simply, peacefully, and in harmony with nature and each other.MINIFANFAN is a malaysian chinese artist currently residing in Kuala Lumpur. Her work often depicts human animal hybrids or anthropomorphized animals interacting with people. Her sweet images conjure a pure and ideal relationship between the two. Minifanfan often works in old school traditional techniques and enjoys things “handmade”.Leana Rudish is an LA based artist that currently works in fabric. She creates wonderful quilted images from vintage and contemporary pieces of fabric creating a cute and textured vision. Often her subjects are animals and humanistic characters like dwarves and gnomes and they populate her world in peace and harmony.Jasmin Lai is a taiwanese artist based in the San Francisco bay area primarily working in digital mediums. Her subjects often include natural landscapes and/or the people that populate them to create stylized architectural pieces that also have a great deal of warmth and charm.Michelle Park is a Korean LA based artist who also works in digital. Her illustrative pieces involve strong references to nature and also to architectural interiors marrying the two into a stylized unity.
Artist NAOSHI wil be in attendance from Japan.
Reception is on March 9 7PM-10PM
Louie Del Carmen
Dan Bob Thompson
Michal Wright Ward
Wee Little Stitches
Julia Vickermanand many moreThe amazing Grilled Cheese Truck will be present so please please please come hungry!!! Support the trucks so they will come to these events…..plus, this truck is delicious!!!Tune in Tokyo will be spinning Star Trek tunes….yes…you heard right.
Romulan Ale and other refreshments!!
Come in costume…everyone…..because it’ll look really cool if there are a bunch of klingons and vulcans, etc running around all night.
AND, there’s gonna be a Costume Contest…that may have special guest judges TBA.
Special surprises and special guests???!!! Who KNOWS WHO or WHAT? Not even us!!!
Black X-Mas : Q Pop Christmas Party/ Horror Art Show
December 15- December 30
Continue Halloween all the way to Christmas…..with Q Pop’s art show dedicated to all things HORROR!!
featured artists include:
I Heart Guts
Louis Del Carmen
and many more….This will also be Q Pop’s 1st X-mas party…..
come celebrate with us!!Opening reception on Dec. 14 is invitation only. Only artist friends and their friends and family and VIP guests can attend.Show will be open to the general public the following day on Dec. 15
Q Pop is proud to host up and coming artist Tara Billinger’s first solo art show.
When:November 17th-December 8th 2012
Opening Reception: November 17th @ 7pm-10pm
Where: QPop Shop
128 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tara is currently a character designer at Disney television animation.
She has had work published in both Tokyopop and Slave Labor Graphics and is featured on Dumm Comics. She was also featured in a episode of “Flapjack” on Cartoon Network.
There will also be exclusive plush designed by Tara available only at the show!!
LOLA THE SLOTH IN ATTENDANCE!
Thats right, Lola the Sloth will be coming to the art show for the opening reception courtesy of “The Wild Life Learning Center”. She’ll be accompanied by Tammy, who will allow you special guests to pet Lola and learn more about the Sloth species with fun facts and trivia! Lola will be hard at work being cute so leaving a donation would really help her out!
If you want to learn more about Lola and the Wild Life Learning Center please check out their site!
There will also be original artwork, music, toys for purchase at Qpop!
Tokusatsu (特撮?) is a Japanese term that applies to any live-action film or television drama that usually features superheroes and/or monsters and makes considerable use of special effects (tokusatsu literally translates as “special filming” in Japanese).
These include some of the most popular “Kaiju” characters like Godzilla and Gamera…as well as popular hero characters like Ultraman and Spectreman…or Giant Robo ( Johnny Soko & his flying Robot).
Come to Q Pop and celebrate decades of science fiction
Louie Del Carmen
Lorena Alvarez Gomez
Marty M. Ito
Victoria Yingand many more…Guest Dj’s ??? who will it be?Komodo Food Truck……
and 2 time cupcake war winner Sweet Arleen’s will be serving up tasty treats…so bring your appetites.Costume contest and prizes!!!!
Check back for prize details..
Kaiju and Hero costumes!!!
This Saturday, please join us for a look at new monochromatic works from over 40 outstanding artists.
Get down to basics and enjoy line, shape and contrast and the pure art of drawing. No computer aid…all hand crafted.
Participating artists include:
Louie Del Carmen
Many Artists will be in attendance.
The Takoyaki Tanota truck will be on hand to fill hungry bellies.
Music & refreshment
Reception runs from 7PM – 10 PM
Wear your best black and white attire.
Q Pop’s first duo show featuring 2 of the animation industry’s rising stars.
Pixar character designer Chris Sasaki and recent “It’s a Small World” book illustrator Joey Chou both bring their inventive take to the themes and theories of British naturist Charles Darwin.
Opening reception: March 10, 2012 7 PM-10PM
Artists will be in attendance
Dj’s Clay Morrow and Albert Lozano will be spinning tunes
Takoyaki Tanota will be serving up octopus balls!!
KAMEN RIDER VS SUPER SENTAI ANNIVERSARIES TRIBUTE EXHIBITION
Q Pop, Anime Jungle and the JACCC invite you to
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Kamen Rider and the 35th Anniversary of the Super
Sentai series(Power Rangers) creation!!
Over 150 local and international artists will pay visual tribute to some of the most famous pop culture icons in Japanese history and their creator, manga god Ishimori Shotaro.
Opening Reception: Nov. 5, 2011 7PM-10PM
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 505
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 628-2725Participating artists:
August HallAya Kakeda
Casey AlexanderCecilia Meade
JooHee YoonJorsh Pena
Kevin DartLeo Espinosa
Lorena Alvarez Gomez
Luke ChuehMad Barbarians
Ping ZhuRich Pellegrino
and many many more!!!!
Tune in Tokyo will be spinning funky tunes to fight bad guys to.Food Trucks to power up.Costume contest with prizes given to the most creative costumes. Homemade costumes only….no store bought. We want to see the craziest and most fun costumes you can imagine!
Nov 5, 2011- Nov 13, 2011 at Q Pop and the JACCC
325 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3901
Kevin Dart’s LOOKS THAT KILL book release and art show
Book release and art show for Kevin Dart’s new Yuki 7 book, LOOKS THAT KILL, written by Elizabeth Ito.
July 16-Aug 6, 2011
Opening reception and signing July 16
Q POP shop and mini gallery
128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St
Los Angeles CA 90012
Artists will be in attendance.
COSTUME CONTEST: Come dressed as your own Gadget Girl character for a chance to win one of several prizes in the costume contest!
Cupcakes from BIGMANBAKES!!!
Featuring new works from Kevin Dart
and these featured artists:
DJ Carey Yost spinning tunes of espionage
THE HAM BA GA SHOW
Celebrate the Hamburger lifestyle with art, food and music!
Opening reception June 25, 2011 7PM-11 PM
Q POP128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St Los Angeles CA 90012
Group art show featuring new work from over 30 artists.
Junko Mizuno Kevin Dart Elizabeth Ito Pete Oswald Riki Takaoka Robert Ryan Cory Casey Alexander Dan Krall Yoko Nomura Hellen Jo Justin Thompson Hideyuki Tanaka Patricio Oliver Luca Tieri Becky Dreistadt Glenn Harmon Andrew Erekson Nagi Koyama Jeff Ranjo Tara Whitaker Amelie Flechais Jeni Yang Mayumi Tanaka Martin Hsu Pakoto Martinez Pico Pico Victoria Ying Nana Aoyama Jeff Turley Clio Chiang Michelle Romo Mari InukaiA ndy Gonsalves Sean Galloway Patrick Awa Kali Fontecchio Tara Billinger Nico Colaleo Brian Kesinger Leo Matsuda Fawn Veerasunthorn Joe Pitt
and many more..
Pie n’ Burger truck will provide tasty pie and..burgers, of course.Come Hungry!!
Tune in Tokyo will be spinning delicious grooves.
Artwork is available for preview 1 week before event
Artwork will be available to purchase in the web store after the night of the opening reception.
What is Q?
Q Pop Grand Opening exhibition
reception Jan 29, 2011