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Some good news for Star Wars fans who love going to Celebration and picking up exclusive prints from their favorite illustrators and painters: Lucasfilm has decided that the Star Wars Celebration 2020 Art Show must go on. The entire slate, coming next week; is a widely diverse offering of technique and style, the collection ranges from Chris Trevas’ photorealistic and clever depiction of a moment only alluded to in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, to Danny Haas’ gorgeous tribute to Ahsoka Tano. Every piece in the Star Wars Celebration 2020 Art Show will be available starting December 15 at 12 p.m. PT on darkinkart.com.

But first, check out an exclusive StarWars.com sneak peek below, with insights from the artists.

Premonitions

“Leia, away from the busyness of court at the capital city of Alderaan, has taken the Tantive IV to the Royal family’s country chateau. This ancient, stately residence was made centuries before the capital city’s construction. Although the ancient stones show many years of wear, it remains a place of strength, peace, and solace for the princess. And yet, Leia has a sense of danger and melancholy in her heart as she looks at the setting sun descending behind the towering cliffs. Perhaps it is because this is indeed the last time the princess will look upon her beloved homeworld.” — Jerry Vanderstelt
The Legend of Lando
“Lando Calrissian…is such an interesting character so full of charisma and mystery, as played by Billy Dee Williams. Plus, Lando was the first major Star Wars character I remember being portrayed by an African-American actor, opening doors for more diversity within Star Wars. Re-watching The Empire Strikes back reminded me there are so many memorable sequences with Lando. What really fascinated me was the moment when Han Solo and Lando reunite, and how that scene takes on a deeper meaning and importance in a post-Solo world. The tension between the scoundrel and the gambler is even more palpable all these years later now that we, as fans, have more of their shared backstory. I wanted to capture that feeling of tension in this illustration.” — Brian Miller
Ahsoka
“I wanted to celebrate the story we had of Ahsoka through to the end of Clone Wars and Rebels with a collage of her through the years.” — Danny Haas
Darth Vader
“Darth Vader is more than faceless villain of the Empire. He is the fallen hero Anakin Skywalker, the prophesied ‘Chosen One’ who would bring balance to the Force. This illustration depicts the Sith Lord facing a window to his future, surrounded by the choices of his past.” — Spencer Brinkerhoff
The Droids You’re Looking For
“I have been a lifelong fan of Star Wars since I first saw Return of the Jedi on the big screen. One of my earliest memories from watching that movie is meeting C-3PO and R2-D2, two droids who would join me and so many other fans on our epic journey. I’ve tried to bring as many droids together from every corner of the Star Wars galaxy in my piece. I hope everyone can find their favorite one in there!” — Brian DeGuire

There’s a lot more to see. Follow this link to see them. And, hey kid – may the Force be with you.

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David Raiklen
David Raiklen

David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.

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