If you’re like me you are counting down to the last installment of Harry Potter The Deathly Hallows Part 2 with a combination of excitement and sadness. Excitement for the obvious reason, it’s Harry Freaking Potter; and sadness because it’s all coming to an end. No more book, no more movies. There is Pottermore… but still!
Like many of you, I’ve been a Potter fan for over a decade now. I even got my parents hooked on the HP. We still laugh about how we’d all fight over whose turn it was next to read whenever the latest book came out. We also had a strict vow of silence until everyone was finished, no spoilers!
With Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 coming out this week on July 15th (yes I will be at the midnight showing on Thursday) it was damn near mandatory to feature Harry Potter & Co. for Picture of the Week. The Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA is showcasing an exhibit inspired by the J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.
Gallery Nucleus previous shows include “Edward Scissorhands” 20th anniversary tribute exhibition and a “Zombies in Love” event that had zombie-themed art, performances and a zombie walk. I want to go to there.
They opened July 9th in true Hogwarts style. Guests drew buttons from a sorting hat to see which “house” they belonged to, there was a Bertie Botts every flavored beans tasting station, Butterbeer, a costume contest and even a Snitch-seeking game and trivia contest for prizes (I admit, I’m a bit jealous).
The Harry Potter tribute show features more than 100 sculptures, paintings and installments from over 50 muggle artists. The art comes from two years worth of submissions on the gallery’s Harry Potter Blog. What one of the curators, Wade Buchanan, loved the most was that all the artists were all fans, “Every piece has some kind of endearing quality to me. It’s not just somebody that was like, ‘Oh, I’m just going to do a themes piece on Harry Potter.’ You can tell that they’re sincerely a fan, and they’re inspired by it. It’s like little details in the pieces that stand out, that maybe only fans would really pay attention to.”
All the artwork is for sale, for more information check out the gallery’s site. Like I said before there are over 100 pieces featured in the exhibit so I did my best to narrow it down, aren’t you proud of me?! If you haven’t noticed from the gallery, I adore Luna. Check out the rest on their blog. Enjoy the art and the movie my dear Potter lovers.