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Totoro Forest Project's Reception, Prints in California

posted on 2008-12-16 05:01 EST

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco is holding a free opening reception for its Totoro Forest Project exhibition this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Almost 200 international artists donated art pieces for an auction to preserve the forest that inspired the backdrop of Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro anime film. The first half of the art collection has been on display since September 20, but the second half was only recently added. The first half will be taken down on January 18, and the second half will be taken down on February 8. The project organizers published a catalog that reproduces the art pieces, but the book has sold out except for the last 20 copies that will be at the reception.

Down in Southern California, the Nucleus gallery in the Los Angeles suburb of Alhambra will be selling prints from Totoro Forest Project. The proceeds from each print sale will go towards the Totoro Forest fund.


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