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Exclusive: Spoke Art hosts a tribute exhibition to the films of Hayao Miyazaki

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Aug 15, 2018, 12:10 PM EDT

Hayao Miyazaki, the man often called the Japanese Walt Disney, has been a respected, influential creator and tireless champion of the animation art for over 50 years, conjuring up such absolute anime classics as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, The Wind Rises, Ponyo, and Howl's Moving Castle.

His renowned Studio Ghibli has produced and released dozens of award-winning animated feature films and shorts that have captured the wonder and imagination of the world and he's still going strong at 77.

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A new tribute art exhibit at Spoke Art in Southern California will present a vibrant, group pop-up show starting on Friday, August 17 titled, Miyazaki in Los Angeles. This sunny and spirited event is the third installment of the gallery's showcase of artworks honoring the legendary Japanese filmmaker and storyteller, packed with a proliferation of inspired pieces by more than 130 artists from around the globe.

"All of us at Spoke Art are excited to be bringing our third art show tribute to Hayao Miyazaki to Los Angeles, and the reaction from the fans has been amazing," Special Events Coordinator John A. Wilmes Jr. told SYFY WIRE. "We pride ourselves on making art accessible to all so there really will be something for everyone, our artists have created amazing pieces of art to pay homage to one of the greatest storytellers of our time. There will be prints, paintings, embroidery, sculpture, and everything in-between. Don't worry, if you can't make it to the pop-up we will have everything on our official website, after the show closes.

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This whimsical Miyazaki in Los Angeles Tribute Show runs August 17-19, 2018 at the Building Bridges Art Exchange, 2525 Michigan Ave, Unit F2, Santa Monica, CA. Join them for the gala opening reception on Friday, August 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more info call 310-770-1961.

Check out our exclusive pre-show peek at 15 miraculous Miyazaki artworks by a talented roster of global artists and tell us which ones evoke your inner anime desires!