ORIGINAL ART EXHIBIT “STAR TREK: 50 ARTISTS. 50 YEARS.” CELEBRATING FRANCHISE’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY OPENS AT CHABOT SPACE & SCIENCE CENTER ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
ORIGINAL ART EXHIBIT “STAR TREK: 50 ARTISTS. 50 YEARS.”
CELEBRATING FRANCHISE’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
OPENS AT CHABOT SPACE & SCIENCE CENTER ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017
Touring Exhibit Features Original 2D and 3D Art from 50 Different Artists
Including Leonard Nimoy
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 – In celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, a one-of-a-kind art exhibit will be presented at Chabot Space & Science Center Oakland, CA from February 3 – 19, 2017. Curated by CBS Consumer Products, “Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.” features Star Trek-inspired works created by 50 different artists from all around the world, including a piece from renowned actor and photographer Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed Spock in the original Star Trek series.
50 Artists. 50 Years. features original 2D and 3D artwork by 50 artists from 10 countries. Each artist selected their own medium to express their love of the franchise and the inspiration they gained from it. The exhibit includes illustrations, photographs, sculptures, paintings, graphics and more. Some of the artists featured in the collection include Whalen, Joshua Budich and Rocco Malatesta, sculptor Calvin Ma, and actor and photographer Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy’s piece is an eerie depiction of the Vulcan salute in multi-color that rings particularly poignant given his recent passing.
“Star Trek has been much more than a tremendously popular and influential series for the past half century,” says Chabot Executive Director Adam Tobin. “It has inspired and sparked our collective imagination by making the limitless wonder of possibility of science and space exploration accessible to us all. What we find so compelling about Star Trek’s vision is that science is for everybody, and our potential is ultimately limited only by our own imagination. Chabot shares and celebrates that vision, and we are excited to welcome the public to this fun and inspiring experience.”
Special Public Events:
In addition to the exhibit, Chabot will present special public events during its run including:
On Friday, February 3, from 6 to 10pm as part of the $5 First Friday, Chabot presents a galactic night of exploration into the Cosmos and beyond, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and the opening of 50 Artists. 50 Years. Visitors will participate in fun, interactive and family-oriented activities exploring the intersection of art and science throughout the Center.
On Saturday, February 18, from 6 to 10pm, adult visitors will have their last chance to experience Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years. during a themed closing reception with space-inspired cocktails, a hands-on Theremin live musical performance and space music-making demonstration highlighting the evening. Visitors will also learn about the possibility of life on other planets from Berkeley SETI Research Center Chief Scientist and Star Trek fan Dan Werthimer among other activities sure to “engage” the most avid Star Trek fan. This February 18th event is ages 21+ only.
Stay updated on additional event highlights soon to be announced at www.chabotspace.org
Born from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trek series premiered on September 8, 1966 and aired for three seasons -- a short run that belied the influence it would have for generations. Launching the careers of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, the series also broke new ground in storytelling and cultural mores providing a progressive look at topics including race relations, global politics, the environment and more. It spawned five more television series and 13 feature films spanning the course of half a century.
A new Star Trek television series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will premiere with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in 2017. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.
Find Star Trek …
On the Web: www.StarTrek.com
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On Twitter: Twitter.com/StarTrek
On Instagram: Instagram.com/StarTrek
On YouTube: YouTube.com/StarTrek
On Tumblr: StarTrek.Tumblr.com
About CBS Consumer Products:
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.
About Chabot Space & Science Center:
Founded as an observatory in 1883, today Chabot offers visitors the very latest in hands-on, interactive exhibits, displays, and Planetarium shows that explore the mysteries of the universe and of life here on earth. Combined with a full program of activity-filled classes, workshops, Space & Science Camp, outreach programs and special events, Chabot Space & Science Center has become the Bay Area's go to destination for visitors of all ages who want to discover and learn about space and earth sciences. For more information, visit www.chabotspace.org
Venue Address & Hours:
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, California 94619
Wednesday – Sunday, 10am to 5pm