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Artists gain inspiration from a galaxy far, far away.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 01:18

Aug. 24 - New art exhibit in Los Angeles celebrates the inspiration of Star Wars. John Russell reports.

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Artists Randy Martinez and Denise Vasquez proudly admit that they are "Star Wars" geeks, a passion that has translated into a new art exhibit that has opened in Los Angeles. The artists say the exhibit, called "Art From A Galaxy Far Far Away," is a celebration of the culture phenomenon that is "Star Wars" through the showcasing of artwork inspired by the 1977 film, its sequels, prequels and the litany of characters created by George Lucas. Professional illustrator and painter Randy Martinez has been working with a "Star Wars" canvas since 1999. SOUNDBITE (English) Artist Randy Martinez saying (English): "Draw from who we are and what is out there already and then re-invent it. That is what George did. He took everything and re-invented with a new mythology and a new look. He inspired artist everywhere to think huge. Whatever your imagination can come up with you can do it." The exhibit features the original artwork of Martinez and the work of custom toy designer and artist Denise Vasquez. The Star Wars-inspired exhibit at the Hold Up Art gallery runs through September 5. John Russell, Reuters.

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Artists gain inspiration from a galaxy far, far away.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 01:18