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AAAHHHRRRTTT!!!: A Star Wars Art Show

Fan Art At Basic Urban Downtown

KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando checks out the fan art at AAAHHHRRRTTT!!!: A Star Wars Art Show, a one-night only exhibit at Bar Basic.

George Lucas' "Star Wars" films have inspired a diverse array of fan art and merchandise. Tuesday night Thumbprint Gallery serves up a one-night exhibit of "Star Wars"-inspired works from San Diego artists.

AAAHHHRRRTTT!!!: A Star Wars Art Show will showcase local artwork inspired by the space opera as well as live art created on the spot by Daniel Jaimes, David Goff, Sharif I. Carter and True Delorenzo.

"Join me and Thumbprint Galley along with many talented artists from around the galaxy as we present an evening of amazing and beautiful art event from a little know Space Saga...'Star Wars,'" Jaimes said. "Thanks to a little-known space fantasy film called ‘Star Wars’ which premiered in 1977. For this 10-year-old San Diego native, it was by far the most amazing movie I’ve ever seen, which inspired me to pick up a pencil, find a quiet spot and began drawing spaceships and battle scenes from the movie which came natural to me. From that moment on I was drawing on any piece of paper I could get my hands on."

Photo caption:

Photo credit: Daniel Jaimes

A painting by Daniel Jaimes, an artist featured at AAAHHHRRRTTT!!!: A Star Wars Art Show, June 17, 2014.

In a sense, Jaimes says, fan art is from people with a passion for pop culture who haven't quite grown up. He may call his work art a hobby but he also sells quite a lot to fellow fans who love pop culture as much as he does.

Entrance to the exhibit is free and the art work will be for sale. There will also be live music and food.

Founded in 2009, Thumbprint Gallery defines its mission statement as staging "monthly exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a strong focus on urban and low/new brow art. Thumbprint offers an unpretentious engaging atmosphere to view art by bringing people together in appreciation and support of local, national and international artists."

Artists represent a broad spectrum of people and include: Abraham Romero, Amanda Stalter, Ana Niebla, Bat Brain, Carleton Starr, Carlos Mendez, Chris Berger, Cindy Velasco, Frankee, Jack Roybal, Jared Lazar, Jessica Oropresa, Joe Poutous, Jorge Gutierrez, Keemowerks, Linda Halsey, Linda Nguyen, Lindsey Denhof, Mikial Tolmosoff, Paul Brogden, Peter Chen, Rbst, Rizzo Michelle, Rod Mojica, Sekoh One, Shaun Douglus, Smashley, Somaramos, Tik Sakda, Todd Murphy, Valerie Yazon, Victor Villa and Vincent Niebla.

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