Corey Helford Gallery presents Care Bears Forever

Group exhibition featuring new works inspired by the beloved classic Care Bears™️ characters from over 75 of the top artists in the New Contemporary art scene

Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) is excited to announce their next major group show collaboration, Care Bears™️ Forever, in partnership with Cloudco Entertainment, parent company of the iconic Care Bears brand. Set to debut on Saturday, February 24th in the Main Gallery and be on view through March 30th, this exclusive event will feature new and original, one of a kind artwork, inspired by the beloved, classic Care Bears characters, from over 75 international contemporary artists.

Celebrating the forever-lasting influence of the Care Bears, this colorful and joyous experience will also offer attendees a special glimpse into the brand’s history with the Care Bears™️ Forever Pop-up Shop in Gallery 2 (featuring limited-edition merchandise) and Friends Forever: The Beary Besties Gallery (featuring the original Care Bears illustrations that started it all by Elena Kucharik, as well as artwork from the original greeting card line) in Gallery 3.

Introduced in 1982 through consumer products, greeting cards, and later a series of animated television shows and feature films, Care Bears is one of the most popular and endearing children’s properties in the world. The Care Bears brand has been a source of goodwill and unwavering positivity for generations. Central to their enduring charm are the iconic belly badges, each representing a message of love and caring that continues to resonate with fans worldwide. Now, a new generation of artists, inspired by over 40 years of memories, have re-interpreted the iconic characters in their own aesthetic through a wide variety of mediums.

Kucharik, an American children’s illustrator known for her expansive range of watercolor paintings used across the entire line of Care Bears, became the primary artist for the Care Bears in the early ‘80s ‒ creating hundreds of full color illustrations for cards, books, and various licensed products. Her Care Bears paintings are the most widely used to this day. 

Cloudco Entertainment’s Head of MarketingKristeen Tibbits, shares: “We are thrilled to present Care Bears™️ Forever, our first-ever art exhibit that celebrates the timeless appeal of Care Bears. This marks a pivotal and highly anticipated moment for the brand and showcases the brand’s evolution in art and culture, bringing together over 75 talented artists. We’re excited to see how these artists have infused their unique styles and perspectives into the whimsical land of Care-A-Lot. This exhibit not only pays homage to the brand’s heritage, but also serves as a vibrant reflection of its continued relevance in today’s culture.”

The artist roster for Care Bears™️ Forever features:

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Ana Bagayan

Andrea Guzzetta

Andrew Brandou

Angie Jones

Anthony Ausgang

APAK

Arturo García de las Heras

Ashley Dreyfus

Bennett Slater

Blaine Fontana

Bob Dob

Brady Willmott

Brandi Milne

Bubblehead

bumblebeelovesyou

Camilla d’Errico

Carlos Ramos

Caroline Gaudreault

Chen-Dao Lee

Christybomb

Chishi Morimura

Ciou

Eric Joyner

Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak

Hallie Packard

Hanna Jaeun

Harald Austad

Hikari Shimoda

Jackie Dunn Smith

Jana Brike

Jasmine Becket-Griffith

JD King

Jesús Aguado

Junko Mizuno

Blythe by Junko Wong and Junie Moon

Junna Maruyama

Kazuki Takamatsu

Kii Arens

Kiseok Kim

Kristen Liu-Wong

Leegan Koo

Li Shanmei

Luke Chueh

Magda Archer

Mariko

Mario Soria

Martin Hsu

Mayuka Yamamoto

Melany

Messy Desk

Michael Mararian

Miho Hirano

Molly Devlin

Naoto Hattori

Nate Frizzell

Noritoshi Mitsuuchi

Nouar

Nychos

ONCH

Pip & Pop

Raul Guerra

Richard Ahnert

Robert Palacios

Shinnosuke Hariya

Simone Legno of Tokidoki

Sun-Mi

Tetsuji Aoyama

Thomas Ascott

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Tina Yu

Xue Wang

Yoko d’Holbachie

Yulia Pustoshkina

Yuka Sakuma

Yumiko Kayukawa

Zoé Byland

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L-R: “Head In The Clouds” by Jasmine Becket-Griffith, “tokidoki Care Bears” by Simone Legno of Tokidoki, and “Sparkle Heart Girl” by Miho Hirano

Open to the public and free of charge, Care Bears™️ Forever is set to debut on Saturday, February 24th from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the Main Gallery, alongside the Care Bears™️ Forever Pop-up Shop in Gallery 2 and Friends Forever: The Beary Besties Gallery in Gallery 3The full-gallery takeover will be on view through March 30th.

Lisbeth Thalberg
Lisbeth Thalberghttp://lisbeththalberg.wordpress.com
Journalist and artist (photographer). Editor of the art section at MCM. Contact: art (@) martincid (.) com
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