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Monday, February 4, 2013

An Unexpected Art Show Celebrating All Things J .R.R. Tolkien Feb 22

Artist in the show Noel Ill, whose work you can see above, told me about the show happening later this month.

An Unexpected Art Show
February 22, from 7 PM to 1 AM
Lot 613
 613 Imperial St Los Angeles, CA 90021
tickets are available for $15 online and $20 at the door.

" and Premiere Events presents 'An Unexpected Art Show' to be held in Los Angeles, California on Friday, February 22, from 7 PM to 1 AM. Celebrating The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, 'An Unexpected Art Show' will feature inspired and influenced art pieces from paintings, drawings, and illustrations to prints from a variety of artists. Some artwork will be available for immediate purchase.

Among the over 20 artists contributing work are Tim Kirk, who illustrated the 1975 Tolkien Calendar the first by an illustrator other than Professor Tolkien, and Jerry Venderstelt, an artist producing licensed reproductions for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films. Also on display will be 'The Last March of the Ents' from OneLug, featured on Wired and CNN. This epic LEGO model features an 8 foot diameter base and the Tower of Orthanc standing 228 LEGO Bricks (7ft. 2in.) tall depicting a battle scene featuring 23 Ents and 100+ Orcs.

A special live auction will be held at 9 PM with selected artwork followed by a DJ set from Nick the Ring. A number of contributing artists will be in attendance and performers, including The Singing Gandalf will entertain throughout the event.

All ages are welcome to attend the Art Show. Food and cash bar will be open from 7 PM. A limited number of tickets are available for $15 online and $20 at the door. An Unexpected Art Show will be held at Lot 613, a blank-canvas special events space in the Historic Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, located at 613 Imperial Street."