Hello Kitty Art Show at Three Apples Exhibition

Hello Kitty Art Show at Three Apples Exhibition

Friday, October 23, 2009 by Wendy Lam

Hello-Kitty-Colin-ChristianColin Christian

It’s Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary and SANRIO is celebrating in a big way, collaborating with 80 popular artists to celebrate. In addition to launching a variety of special, limited edition products, SANRIO will introduce Three Apples, a multi-dimensional exhibition and celebration of all things Hello Kitty running from October 23 to November 15 at Royal/T in Culver City, CA. Royal/T is the visually stunning and playful, 10,000 square foot Japanese-inspired art exhibition space, retail store and “cosplay” maid café, located within the city’s vibrant arts community.

Three Apples, named as a nod to Hello Kitty’s weight as listed in her official bio – features an unprecedented lineup of over 80 celebrated artists, who’ve been invited to interpret their creative vision of Hello Kitty in unique, original works that will be on display and for sale. The art exhibition at Three Apples will be curated by Jamie Rivadeneira, owner of JapanLA, a Los Angeles boutique that specializes in “cute” Japanese and American products. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will benefit L.A. Works, a volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Some of the featured artists include: Amada Visell, Colin Christian, Buff Monster, Frank Kozik, Friends With You (FWY), Gary Baseman, Huck Gee, Luke Chueh, Natalia Fabia, Ron English, Simone Legno and Tara McPherson.

This is the first time that SANRIO has produced an event for the Hello Kitty fans in North America. The exhibition as well as all events will be open to the public, free of charge and will offer something for all Hello Kitty fans, no matter their age. Limited edition prints of selected artwork will released at special events during Three Apples.

8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

More pics and schedule after the jump…

Hello-Kitty-Natalia-FabiaNatalia Fabia

Hello-Kitty-Buff-MonsterBuff Monster

Hello-Kitty-Gary-BasemanGary Baseman

Hello-Kitty-Ron-EnglishRon English

Three Apples Event Schedule

10/24 – Hello Kitty Fan Appreciation Party, Goody bags to the first 100 visitors
1PM – 4PM
• Meet Yuko Yamaguchi – “Hello Kitty Mama” from Japan – signing with Yuko and her friend Simone from tokidoki
• New tokidoki for Hello Kitty collaboration to be unveiled at the Three Apples pop-up shop
2PM – 3PM
• Artist workshop with one of the Three Apples artists
• Workshop will include a hands-on project with the artist
(Advanced registration required at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/87554)
4PM – 5PM
• Sushi Hello Kitty – a sushi and bento box workshop
• An acclaimed chef to lead a group in creating Hello Kitty-inspired sushi
(Advanced registration required at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/87530)
• Take home a collectable Hello Kitty bento box
4:30 – 6PM
• Happy hour (21 and over) with Hello Kitty-themed drinks for sale
7PM – 10PM
• Hello Kitty-Oke – karaoke party
• Hello Kitty will make an appearance and be available for photo ops throughout the night

10/25 – Hello Kitty Junkie Trading Party
*This will be an afternoon event. Please refer to http:/ /sanrio.com/threeapples/events for more information.

10/31 – Hello Kitty Halloween Party
10 AM – 6PM
• Trick-or-treat goody bags to the first 100 visitors
• Hello Kitty Halloween-themed decorations
• Hello Kitty will be available for pictures from 1PM – 3PM
• Bring in your Hello Kitty-inspired carved pumpkin and win a prize!
• Wear your costume and win a prize!
• Hello Kitty themed food in the café

11/1 – Hello Ki tty Birthday Party, Birthday goody bags to the first 100 visitors
10AM – 12PM
• Breakfast with Hello Kitty
• Hello Kitty themed waffle and pancake dishes will be available in the café
• Visit from Hello Kitty
12PM – 1PM
• Artist workshop with one of the Three Apples artists
• Workshop will include a hands-on project with the artist (advanced registration)
1PM – 2PM
• Hello Kitty tattoo booth
• Various artists will create one-of-a-kind temporary tattoos
2PM – 3PM
• “Mama’s Apple Pie” interactive contest wheel
3PM – 4PM
• Birthday cake with Hello Kitty!

11/7 – Hello Kitty Artist Party, JapanLA presents Hello Kitty Artist Party in association with Juxtapoz
7PM – 11PM
• Hello Kitty art-themed goody bags to the first 100 visitors
• Meet the artists
• Several artists will be on hand to discuss their work and Three Apples
• Group paintings – various artists will have a live group painting
o Pieces will be auctioned with the proceeds going to LA Works
• Interactive coloring party – attendees of the party will have giant Hello Kitty color sheets thus creating their own group “coloring”
• Meet Hello Kitty / photo ops
• DJ

11/13 – Hello Kitty Goth Party
8PM – 12AM
• Goody bags to the first 100 visitors
• “Hello Kitty’s Bats and Cats Masquerade”
• A retro, 80’s-inspired Goth party
• Dancing and DJ
• Performance group
• Meet Hello Kitty / photo ops
• “Best Dressed” contest and prizes
• Hello Kitty themed food at the café

11/14 – Fashion Show Party
7PM – 11PM
• Goody bags to the first 100 visitors
• Several designers will be creating one-of-a-kind Hello Kitty inspired fashion pieces that will make their debut on the runway
• These one-of-a-kind fashion/art pieces will be sold the night of the event
• Interactive workshop with one of the designers
• Meet Hello Kitty / photo ops
• DJ


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