Experience the Artwork of“Thor,”“Iron Man” and many others at Gnomon Gallery

Gnomon School of Visual Effects, in conjunction with the renowned artists of Legacy Effects, will be holding the official opening of "The Art of Legacy Effects" showcase at Gnomon Gallery, Hollywood's premier art gallery for the entertainment industry. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. this Saturday, May 28 and will provide an inside look at the creative workflow behind such blockbuster films  as "Avatar," "Iron Man" and "Thor."

Legacy Effects is an award-winning full service character design, make-up, specialty prop and animatronic studio. Along with the studio's top artists, members in attendance will include founders John Rosengrant and Alan Scott. Presenters will showcase images, models and previously unseen props used in major projects as well as some personal works.

Gnomon founder Alex Alvarez will also be available for interviews at the opening.

About Gnomon Gallery:

Gnomon Gallery is Hollywood's premiere art gallery for the entertainment industry. As a further testament to the Gnomon School of Visual Effects' emphasis on actively supporting and growing a vibrant community for artists, the staff created a gallery to showcase visual entertainment art, including an opening reception with music, drinks, food and the artists themselves. The gallery has recently hosted exhibits by artists from Naughty Dog (the creators of Uncharted 2), a collection of art from God of War III and a show dedicated to highlighting student work. The shows are free and open to the public, and cover many genres, such as sci-fi, fantasy, concept art and sculpture. http://www.gnomongallery.com

About Legacy Effects:

Legacy Effects is an award-winning full service character design, make-up, specialty prop and animatronic studio responsible for the creation of many memorable and iconic characters for feature films, commercials and music videos. Their work can be seen in "Thor," "Iron Man 2," "Shutter Island" and "Alice in Wonderland," as well as the upcoming "Real Steel," "Cowboys&Aliens," "Twilight: Breaking Dawn," "Life of Pi," "John Carter of Mars" and "The Muppets." The owners have been nominated for an Academy Award® for "Iron Man" and have supervised such films as "Avatar," "Aliens," "Terminator 2: Judgment day" and "Jurassic Park," to name a few.

In addition to feature films, Legacy Effects also has a highly successful commercial division. The team worked on over 220 commercials in 2008 alone, and has been instrumental in creating such major client icons as the AFLAC Duck, Burger King's "King," Jack Link's "Sasquatch," and the Halo campaign's "Master Chief."

With over 100 years of combined experience, Legacy Effects partners Alan Scott, John Rosengrant, Shane Mahan and Lindsay MacGowan continue to respond to both the need and desire for live-action effects in modern-day filmmaking. The work that comes out of the state-of-the-art facility in San Fernando is at the cutting edge of the industry. As former longtime colleagues of Stan Winston, the owners of Legacy Effects remain true to their roots by aiming to consistently provide creativity, originality and attention to detail in all of their work.


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