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If you’ve noticed an increase in the amount of Star Wars talk in the past few days, don’t blame J.J. Abrams. Well, actually, the fact that he’s promoting that *other* franchise right now does have something to do with it. Mainly, though, the Force has been strong because May 4th is fast approaching.

Unofficially, May 4 is known as Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth Be With You”) making it the perfect time for all kinds of places to plan Star Wars related events. Disney is doing a bunch of things, 30th anniversary screenings of Return of the Jedi are on deck, and one southern California art gallery is joining in the fun.

Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra is hosting an exhibit called A Saga in the Stars: A Tribute to a Galaxy Far, Far Away. It features the work of several dozen artists in all mediums making art based on Star Wars. After the jump, check out a small selection from the show and find out how to see more. Read More »

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Whether you care to admit it or not, Harry Potter means something special to all of us. Maybe you’re a huge fan who can recall each time you bought a new book, saw a new movie, or discussed the series with a friend. Then there are the converts who, at some point, had the series recommended to them and subsequently devoured the franchise with rabid vigor. Yes, even you non-fans have memories – negative ones count too – of the Potter phenomenon, which has been a major part of popular culture since the late Nineties. That phenomenon is closing a major chapter later this month when the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 hits theaters and Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA is celebrating.

They’ll host a massive Harry Potter Tribute Art Exhibition from July 9 through August 1 which features over 100 works from over 50 artists, including signature Potter artists Drew Struzan and Mary Grandpre. After the jump, read more information about the exhibit and see just a sampling of the art that’ll be on display and for sale. Read More »

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