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Alphonsus Academy Students To Set A Guinness World Record With Darth Vader Pop Art Installation

By Mike Fourcher | Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Luke, I am your Pop…art! Credit: Flickr/Athenaeum Theatre

April 16, 2012 – Students from Alphonsus Academy & Center of the Arts will unveil over 100 Darth Vader “pop-art” portraits in the second floor gallery space at the Athenaeum Theatre. Wednesday Night 4/18/12 at 6pm.  2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago.

Luke, I am your Pop…art!

In a galaxy far, far away … well actually in Chicago, the students at Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts are looking to set a Guinness World Record!

Come check out their work this Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

Students at Alphonsus Academy and Center for the Arts have been diligently working on works of art of Darth Vader with hopes to complete over 100 to set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Pop Art Installation.

The installation will open on THIS Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Athenaeum Theatre, in our second floor gallery. (2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago – Wellington & Southport)

These works emulate Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe silkscreen prints, instead utilizing stencils to honor another tragic icon, Darth Vader. As Andy Warhol utilized assistants to “mass-produce” his images, AACA students are the manufacturing engine that drives this historic art installation.

The opening night will include a presentation on the creation of the art, comments from the artists, assembling and documenting the art into the world record display.

The display will be available for public viewing until May 31 in the second floor gallery of the Athenaeum Theatre during regular hours. For details call the Athenaeum Theatre 312-935-6860 – The Event is Free.

What: Students from Alphonsus Academy & Center of the Arts will unveil over 100

Darth Vader “pop-art” portraits in the second floor gallery space at the Athenaeum Theatre.

When: Night 4/18/12 at 6pm

Where: Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago. 312-935-6860

Photos of the pop art available on Athenaeum Theatre website Flickr Feed and Facebook Pages

http://www.flickr.com/photos/athenaeumtheatre/sets/72157629476005232/

https://www.facebook.com/AthenaeumTheatre

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