Avatar: Last Airbender/Legend of Korra Art Show at Gallery Nucleus

27Mar15

avatar-the-last-airbender-legend-of-korraFrom March 7th-March 22nd, Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California was the site of an art exhibition that paid tribute to the Nickelodeon animated series, Avatar: Last Airbender and its followup series Legend of Korra. Now if I was smart and went on March 21st I could have sat in on a moderated panel with the creators of Avatar and Legend of Korra. Unfortunately because I didn’t really have the time to go on that day I went on the 14th instead. And while I wasn’t able to attend any panels that day I did get plenty of pictures of some of the artwork that was on display.

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Here’s a picture of 1 of the walls at Gallery Nucleus. I was kinda surprised at their setup. The front of the store is a book/art print store while the back area is the actual gallery.

Yes, There is Egg custard in These Tarts! by Sarah Arakaki

Yes, There is Egg custard in These Tarts! by Sarah Arakaki

Here’s Aang and Appa being best buddies.

Toph Nouveau by Scott Wade

Toph Nouveau by Scott Wade

Cool picture of an adult Toph as the metalbending Chief of Police.

Rookie by Pio Paula Santana

Rookie by Pio Paula Santana

Here’s Korra kicking ass as a Pro Bender.

Republic City Evening Post by Claire Hummel

Republic City Evening Post by Claire Hummel

I really liked this and kinda regret not buying this one.

Pro-Bending by Sarah Cave

Pro-Bending by Sarah Cave

It was nice to have a 8-bit style piece at the show.

Peace by Faye Skeen

Peace by Faye Skeen

A nice picture of the season 4 villain, Kuvira who was voiced by Robin Williams’s daughter, Zelda Williams. Fun fact about Zelda she is really named after Zelda from Legend of Zelda.

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Bolin as Nuktuk, Hero of the South.

Momo and the Moon Peach by Felt Mistress

Momo and the Moon Peach by Felt Mistress

The exhibition wasn’t just limited to drawings and paintings. This felt Momo statue was also part of the exhibition as well as the Pai Sho in the background.

Taking Some R&R by Lisa Hymphreys

Taking Some R&R by Lisa Hymphreys

A nice picture of Appa under what I think is a cherry blossom tree.

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Unfortunatley I couldn’t get the name of this piece or who did it. I especially like it because of its reference to how Legend of Korra ended with Korra and Asami.

(Top) Drink Cactus Juice! (Bottom) Dancing Katara. Both by Kenji Ono

(Top) Drink Cactus Juice!
(Bottom) Dancing Katara. Both by Kenji Ono

Some nice Katara/Sokka art.

Heroes of the Nations by Erik Ly

Heroes of the Nations by Erik Ly

A cool piece by Erik Ly.

Dancing Dragon by Charlene Kelley

Dancing Dragon by Charlene Kelley

Now is this the Dancing Dragon firebending form? Or is it the Fusion Dance from Dragonball Z?

(Clockwise starting top left) Opening: Korra, Opening: Aang, Opening: Kyoshi, Opening: Roku. All by Dan Matutina

(Clockwise starting top left) Opening: Korra, Opening: Aang, Opening: Kyoshi, Opening: Roku. All by Dan Matutina

A cool reimagining of the intros to both Legend of Korra and Last Airbender

Control by Fernando "Calakka" Regalado

Control by Fernando “Calakka” Regalado

I thought this was really cool

Avatar Korra by Alan Wan

Avatar Korra by Alan Wan

A nice simple pic of Korra.

Avatar Aang by Sara Kilpin

Avatar Aang by Sara Kilpin

A picture of Aang which I think is supposed to make him look older.

(Clockwise from top right) Avatar Eyes by L.H. MacMullan, Ty Lee's Amazing Performance by Sierra Holly, Aang and Zuko by Kenji Ono

(Clockwise from top right) Avatar Eyes by L.H. MacMullan, Ty Lee’s Amazing Performance by Sierra Holly, Aang and Zuko by Kenji Ono

A nice mix of pictures. I really like the “Ty Lee’s Amazing Performance” piece by Sierra Holly.

(Top) Peonies (Bottom) Water Lilies. Both by Angela Song Mueller.

(Top) Peonies (Bottom) Water Lilies. Both by Angela Song Mueller.

Some more Korra/Asami artwork.

Air by Breana Melvin

Air by Breana Melvin

A picture of an adult Aang. I kinda wish they did more on the story of adult Aang and the time between Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. Although I can see why they didn’t do it. I mean the focus is on Korra, not Aang.

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One Response to “Avatar: Last Airbender/Legend of Korra Art Show at Gallery Nucleus”

  1. 1 ChasingGains

    That artwork looks amazing! I too wish they had shown more adult Aang in Korra, so now I’m just praying we can maybe get a mini series about adult Aang one day 😛


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