Unless you've been living in a lead-shielded yurt somewhere in the remote wilds of Siberia, you know that 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry's visionary Star Trek TV show. To help mark the momentous occasion, a new touring art exhibit will make its debut at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. This global art retrospective commemorates Star Trek's 50th anniversary with original 2D and 3D artwork by artists from around the world, including paintings, models, sculptures, photographs, lithographs and mixed-media pieces all themed and inspired by the bold, influential sci-fi series. One of the featured items is the final Star Trek artwork by the late Leonard Nimoy called "Hand in Vulcan Gesture."
Star Trek: 50 Artists, 50 Years premieres on July 21 at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts in San Diego during the mega-mania of the Comic-Con. Following the calamitous carnival of pop-culture craziness, the exhibit beams to Star Trek Las Vegas in August and the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto from mid-August to early September, before hopping the pond to the UK for the Destination Star Trek Europe convention in October and continuing its worldwide roadshow through August 2017. Check out this preview in the gallery below and head back to the official Star Trek 50 site in the near future for more enticing art reveals!
(Via Geek Tyrant)