A journey you won't want to miss.
May 5th - June 11th
Opening Reception May 5th 6pm - 9pm
Burbank, CA – Center Stage Gallery is proud to present Project Neverland, a group exhibition featuring bold new visions of Peter Pan and his world. Forty artists share their unique depictions of Neverland, bringing fresh life to J.M. Barrie’s classic story. The show is sponsored by The Creative Talent Network (CTN) and curated by artists Casey Robin and Anika Orrock. The exhibit will run from May 5th to June 11th.
The forty artists are featured in Project Neverland are creative professionals working in animation, illustration, comics, and more. Some hail from as far as Taiwan, while others are LA natives. In preparation for the show, each of the artists re-read J.M. Barrie’s book and used it as a springboard for their own creations. They set aside the many film and pop culture adaptations of Peter Pan to create something that is truly their own. The result is a Neverland that feels both old and new, exciting and familiar.
To better share the creative journey, the Project Neverland exhibit will display sketches and preliminary works alongside finished pieces. This will offer collectors, students, and art lovers a unique glimpse into the artmaking process. The artists of Project Neverland employ a variety of styles and techniques to bring life to Peter Pan and his friends. Works range from elaborate sculptural pieces to modern digital paintings to traditional watercolor. This variety makes for a rich and diverse Neverland.
An opening reception will be held at Center Stage Gallery from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, May 5th. Many of the artists from the show will be at the opening to share their work in a lively celebration of all things Neverland.
Other special events will follow throughout the show. On Saturday, May 13th, Mother’s Day in Neverland will provide children and families with a fun set of Peter Pan inspired crafts and stories ($5 materials fee.) Additional events – including an in-depth discussion of the evolution of Tinker Bell – will be announced throughout the show’s run. Follow @centerstagegallery on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
Project Neverland will run from May 5th to June 11th, 2017. Center Stage Gallery is located at 847 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505. Gallery hours are 12-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.