Saturday, 13 February 2010

The Last Unicorn Art Show

I will have a piece in another upcoming show... and I'm dead excited about it!!

The Last Unicorn Art Show @ The Tattoo Factory Gallery, Chicago, IL is curated by the awesome Jeremy Scheuch and is in honor of the book The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle.

When I first heard about the show I hadn't read the book, so I bought a copy hoping it would spark some inspiration and seven pages later I had applied for the show!

I'm still reading the book (yeh, I'm a slow reader!) but I've already started on my piece, the book had one particular concept that really struck a cord, and it's the basis of my painting (more on that soon).

More after the jump...

Here's the official info about the show taken from Jeremy's site:

Friday, April 16th, 2010 from 7 to 11pm, the Tattoo Factory Gallery located at 4443 N. Broadway in Chicago, IL along with Pabst Blue 
Ribbon proudly present


a group art show celebrating the stunning, inspiring and legendary movie
with very special guest Peter S. Beagle author, musician and creator of one of the greatest movies of all time.
Peter S. Beagle's THE LAST UNICORN is a timeless fantasy story full of adventure and surprise, set within a poetic and humorous world of legend. The novel has been a cult classic since it was first published in 1968, selling over 6 million copies around the world in more than 20 languages. In 1982 the story was adapted by Peter S. Beagle and Rankin-Bass into one of the greatest animated films of all time.

Peter S. Beagle is the author of numerous screenplays and books, including THE LAST UNICORN, A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE, and TAMSIN. His many honors include the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards.
 THE LAST UNICORN is a magical story full of positive imagery with a message of peace, understanding,  and positive change and growth.  It's not only about heroes, wizardry, winning battles, and fighting monsters; it is a tale about growing up and the discovery of your special place in the world: an original fairy tale of transformation and the realization of our dreams.

To coincide with the gallery show, there will be screening of THE LAST UNICORN on Saturday, April 17th. (Location TBD). A Q&A with Peter S. Beagle will be conducted after the movie.
In addition, 20% of sales will go towards The Children's Defense Fund

The following is the current up-to date list of participating artists, I've tried to include links where possible (please let me know if there are any mistakes, as I have found these myself):

Alexandrea Pataky   Andrea Jablonski   Anna Cerniglia   
Anne Katrine   Ashley Long   Ashley Stephens    Brian Gubicza    
Brianne Drouhard    Chelsea Bloxsom   Cheri Gutierrez   
Dean CHOOCH Landry    Ellen Greene   
Esteban Alcozer    Greg Shirilla   Homeless Cop   Jaisen Ehas  
Jenny Frison    Jeremy Scheuch    Jourdon Gullett    Kat Brunnegraff   
KJ Becker   Lana Crooks   Lauri Apple   Luke Firle  
Maya Sinstress    Megan Smithyman    Melissa Sung   Michelle Dreher    
Miss Withers   Mitch O’Connell   Nick Nihira  Omar Gutierrez
Steph Laberis   Stephanie Christian    
Steve Seeley   Tessa Graves   Thea Schultheiss

Hopefully I can post some teasers of my piece very soon, but in the mean time, spread the word!!

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