This Valentine's head over to Barnes and Noble bookstore and for a gift of ART!
Go create works of art as gifts for Valentine's Day. For the first time ever at a store location, Barnes and Noble in Burbank will have a free drawing event taking place inside the store. There will be two beautiful Valentine’s Day-themed costumed models. No formal drawing skills are required in order to attend. Art supplies will be provided or you can bring your own and prepare to experience life drawing with models, L.A. style. And for those of who are single, draw the person standing next to you...You never know.
Pierre Bernard Jr., graphic artist and TV personality from Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Conan and a member of our NoHo's Art Directors Guild/Gallery 800, will be the host for this art-filled evening. He will also be signing his new art book, "18x24 And Other Sizes," featuring drawings of art models done over a three-year period since moving to Los Angeles.
WHAT: Pierre Bernard Jr. "18x24 And Other Sizes” Book Signing and Live Drawing event.
WHEN: Saturday February 8 from 5-8PM
WHERE: Barnes & Noble. 731 N San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502
Pierre Bernard Jr. is a graphic designer and illustrator with 30 years of experience in commercial art. He currently works for the television show "Conan," which tapes in Los Angeles on the TBS network. He's worked with Conan O'Brien for 20 years, beginning in New York on the hit talk show, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." Not only was he a graphic designer on the show, he was also regular performer in many comedic sketches. He is most recognized for the comedic performance bit, "Pierre Bernard's Recliner Of Rage." As a result of these appearances, he has developed a large fan following.
Now living in L.A. for almost four years, he has become part of the life art drawing scene in the city. In 2013, he published his first art book, "18x24 And Other Sizes" that illustrates over three years of drawing with various art models at different locations throughout Los Angeles.
Pierre tells us:
“Upon arrival here I started attending life drawing events through the area and in 2012 through the encouragement of a friend decided to document the art I was creating with a book.
Life drawing here in Lis Angeles is very unique and unlike most other places. There is an emphasis on having fun, socializing and experiencing drawing. If Toulouse Lautrec were alive, he'd feel right at home attending these events. The reason I decided to host these drawing events along with my signings is to allow people to experience what it's like and have a better appreciation for the art work in my book.
I've done three signings to date. The first was at Gallery 800 in North Hollywood. Another at the Long Beach Comic Con and the most recent in New York, at the Art League of Long Island. “
Reviews of "18x24 And Other Sizes" have been great.
"Anyone who thinks crayons are for kids should take a look at Pierre Bernard's new book, 18" x 24" And Other Sizes. It was a revelation to me to see what this very talented artist can do with this medium when it is applied so deftly to the human figure." -Doug Sneyd. Playboy cartoonist since 1964
"Pierre Bernard draws fluid lined pinup girls with doe-eyes and curvy hips. A delightful art book." -Molly Crabapple. Artist and Founder of Dr. Sketchy Anti-Art School
Since the publication of his book, Pierre has hosted a number of successful combined signing and drawing events in Los Angeles and New York. According to him, "Life drawing in Los Angeles is unique compared to most other places, it's kind of like a life style. My goal is to bring these events to as many locations as possible so people can experience it."
His slogan, "Bringing life drawing to the masses… one event at a time!"
Visit his website, www.totallygraphic.com
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