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Nostalgia Show Recap

Nostalgia Show

Photo credit James Brodie Photography

August 19th, 2016 marked the second year of the Nostalgia Show and the last bit of fall! Local artists, Natalia Virufuentas and Elgin Bokari, created the Nostalgia Show to showcase and provide a space for various facets of art produced by other artistically inclined Artists in Chicago.
The Nostalgia Show is a gallery event that lets artists run wild with their renditions of childhood cartoons and shows that appealed to them. For this year’s theme, local artists produced work that highlighted their favorite dastardly villain or courageous hero.

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Several artists took to using the mic and their lyrical and musical skills, rapping and using poetry with memories of popular shows and strengthening messages imbedded within. The others used paintings, drawings, and even plushies and 3d printed art works as their mediums of choice.

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I was able to speak with Elgin and he had this to share:

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“I had a great time and love seeing my people smile and enjoy themselves. The NBostalgia Show is a means o f connecting with your inner child and getting back to times in whixh the boggest ccare in the world was simply choosing what cartoon or favorite show you wanted to watch. We struggle to stay balanced in this crazy world, reliving positive moments only breeds an awaking of new energy.”

 

 

Photography by James Brodie

 

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Lisha Misha

Artist, Designer, Blogger at Lishas Looks
Lisha is a blogger and enthusiast of Japanese fashion subcultures residing in Chicago. Her love for alternative, eccentric fashion brought her to an alternative fashion subculture named “Gyaru”. They, with their previous crew, have created events for people who were into Japanese Gyaru fashion in Chicago and also a few other areas in the Midwest. They also have a Youtube channel that was dedicated to applying makeup in various extreme Gyaru aesthetics and styles for people, especially girls who had African American features, could be able to take note. They also enjoy old school anime and various video games, usually 1 player games. Besides liking anime, games and also alternative fashion, they also like to create and customize clothes and to draw. They have studied fine arts, graphic and digital arts at college, and finds time to paint and draw for some art shows and leisure.

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