Thursday, May 9, 2019

May the Fourth Episode IV: A New Hope

Leia on the Death Star
This year's May the Fourth Celebration was a huge success. We had some of the best art ever and our first Kids Art Show at the Cincinnati Public Library.

These are the pieces I have in the show. The Leia piece was a digital demo for my NKU illustration students. It can be purchased here and a portion of the proceeds go to Force for Change.

Bea Arthur in Mos Eisley-The Star Wars Holiday Special
I tried out a different painting technique for my Bea Arthur. I have taught along David Michael Beck at the Art Academy for a couple years and designed to try out his mixed media technique for this illustration.

Hanging the art show at Brew House
We did at an interview at WVXU to kick off a week of events.

Me, Richard Luchek, and Kevin Necessary
Me and Kevin Necessary in the radio studio at WVXU
Listen here to the interview:

Here are some shots from the celebration and the judging of the Kid's Art Show.

Amy Bogard, Fluke Skywalker, me, and a Stormtrooper
Me, David Michael Beck, Kevin Necessary, Chris Reiff, and Lisa Soper
with the Best of Show from the Kid's May the Fourth Art Show!
We got over 150 entries to the May the Fourth Kid's Art Show! It was an honor to judge them; so much talent and creativity. Thanks to the Cincinnati Public Library for all their support! The kids' art show will be up until May 11th.

The big kids' show is up at Brew House until June 1st.