Hello again! I traveled south to Toy Art Gallery once again to attend the Power Rangers 20th Anniversary show. This featured custom Deluxe Power Ranger figures customized by some very talented artists! Below is back ground and pictures. Enjoy!
Saban’s Power Rangers Celebrate 20 Rangers for 20 Years, an Art Exhibition Benefitting Boys & Girls Club of America
Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2013) – Saban’s Power Rangers announced today that a 20th Anniversary art exhibition and pop-up shop will open this weekend at Toy Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Curated by Sweet Streets, the Power Rangers exhibition, 20 Rangers for 20 Years, will highlight popular artists and designers from around the world and their one-of-a-kind painted 31” Ranger statues, provided by Saban Brands’ partner, leading U.S. toy company, JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
The exhibition will take place this weekend, Dec. 7-8, starting off with a launch event at Toy Art Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 7-10 p.m. The event will feature music by Iheartcomix DJs Franki Chan and $U$PECT as well as Asian-fusion food by the Jogasaki Sushi Burrito food truck. Each customized Ranger statue will be available for purchase on-site at Toy Art Gallery and online at shop.toyartgallery.com during the event and throughout the weekend. A percentage of the proceeds from all artwork sales will be donated to the Challengers Boys & Girls Club. Also, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. will be donating toys to the Challengers Boys & Girls Club as part of their contribution to the exhibition.
Bandai America Incorporated, Power Rangers’ master toy partner, will be providing product for display, including one-of-a-kind toys from their archives and upcoming Super Megaforce toys. The gallery will also be hosting a Power Rangers pop-up shop featuring products for purchase from Mishka, who will be debuting a capsule of three Power Rangers T-shirts, two designed by Daniel Dussualt and one by L’Amour Supreme. These shirts will be sold at the 20 Rangers for 20 Years exhibition and following at its stores in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and San Francisco and also online at MishkaNYC.com. The pop-up shop will also include products from a variety of additional Power Rangers partners including Buckle Down, Acme Archives, and more.
20 Rangers for 20 Years will feature hand painted Ranger statues from 64 Colors, Ardabus Rubber, Bei Badgirl, Cope2, CRASH, Frank Kozik, Indie 184, Jim Mahfood, Josh Mayhem, Jryu, Kano, Lamour Supreme, Malcolm Stuart, Martin Hsu, Martin Ontiveros, Mathew Curan, MEGGS, Mikie Graham, Olek, Pretty In Plastic, Scott Tolleson, Shojono Tomo, Superdeux, TADO, Simone Legno of Tokidoki, and more.
A Power Rangers 20th Anniversary inspired mural was also painted in celebration of the exhibition. Curated by Branded Arts and Space Twenty Three, the mural features a larger-than-life Red Ranger, painted by MEGGS at Sportie LA’s Fame Yard along Melrose Avenue.
The 20 Rangers for 20 Years exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information and updates, please visit www.sweetstreetsla.com and follow the exhibition on Sweet Streets’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #20Rangersfor20Years.
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About Saban’s Power Rangers
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running boys live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morph” into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets around the world, translated into numerous languages, and is a mainstay in the most prominent international children’s programming blocks. The Power Rangers franchise is celebrating its 20th Anniversary throughout 2013, which started with the launch of its newest season Power Rangers Megaforce on Nickelodeon and other broadcasters worldwide. SCG Power Rangers LLC, which licenses and merchandises the Power Rangers brand, is an affiliate of Saban Brands. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.
About Sweet Streets
Established in 2011, Sweet Streets is a boutique management firm representing a lineup of international girl artists. Sweet Streets artists are primarily based in Japan and have lent their talents to a diverse group of clientele and venues all over the world. We aspire to the general management of our artist’s careers, events and projects, and the production and promotion of new artwork and merchandise. Key to our goal is supporting each artist’s distinguishable style and valuable voice. With business based in Los Angeles and satellite office in Tokyo, Sweet Streets maintains international relationships with galleries and retailers to provide our artists with a platform to stretch their horizons. In the American market, Sweet Streets offers a variety of services from artist representation to creative marketing consulting and licensing. We have organized collaborative projects between our artists and the industry’s top influential girls brands spanning art, music, fashion, toys, and more. Our artists have participated in such projects as in-store installations, animation and toy designs, to leasing their artwork for music albums and celebrity fashion. www.sweetstreetsla.com
About Toy Art Gallery
The Toy Art Gallery, located in Hollywood, California, is the first gallery of its kind to showcase and consult on high-end art toys and sculptures. Our goal is to showcase exciting, original, and new artists who use figurative sculpture as their primary medium of expression. We also focus on showing, collecting, and producing high-end, limited edition, custom, and life-size toy sculptures. www.toyartgallery.com
Challengers Boys & Girls Club
Challengers Boys & Girls Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1968 and is dedicated to providing underprivileged children of South Los Angeles a wide variety of innovative programs designed to inspire and motivate them to reach their full potential – physically, socially and academically – and make positive life choices. Our mission is to promote the optimal social development for at-risk youth ages 6 to 17. We accomplish this by providing constructive and positive programs focusing on Education, Leadership Development, The Arts, Career Development, Recreation & Fitness, and Health activities. Challengers provides more than 3,100 underprivileged youth with over 26 important Youth Development Programs to help them become successful, productive adults in our community. Youth have access to academic enrichment, leadership development, college preparation, job training and paid summer internships and health education programs, including our Parent Support Program – founded in the belief that parental/caregiver involvement improves academic achievement and encourages positive behavioral choices and attitudes in youth.
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