This past Saturday night, April 25, Gallery Nucleus hosted an opening party for the Street Fighter tribute art show, JAB STRONG FIERCE! It was a really cool event, albeit a very crowded one.
My boyfriend, my friend, and I went in costume– obviously, I cosplayed Sakura. My friend Valerie cosplayed Chun Li and my boyfriend went as Fei Long… I mainly did it because I wanted to get a 15% discount on a couple of archival prints I’ve been meaning to purchase from the gallery. Mwahaha. I am now a proud owner of Becky Cloonan’s “Lee” and Scott Campbell’s “Tree Spirit with Bike”!
I also meant to take more photos of cosplayers and such at the event; but since I was in costume myself, it was hard for me to balance the cosplayer/photographer game. Which is pretty lame… but at some point, I’ll have to figure out how to downplay the cosplay (on the rare occasions I dress up in public these days) while getting good shots!
My boyfriend even won second place in the cosplay competition they hosted that night! He won a shirt, an art print, and a copy of the Street Figther tribute book published by Udon Entertainment.
The art at the show was really cool though and a lot of them I loved. Unfortunately, I don’t really do well in incredibly crowded, small spaces so I didn’t get to enjoy the pieces as I would have liked to. Still, I manage to snap a shot with Cloonan’s painting, so that made me happy!
I’m pretty sure I missed out on a lot of cooler things at the opening though. It was hard for me to navigate because of the tight crowd… either way, I’m glad I went. The show will be up till May 11, so go check it out!
For more photos, please visit my flickr set!