By Max Pizarro
The Georgetown Current
Wednesday, February 16, 2000
"Reprinted with permission from the Georgetown Current and Max Pizarro"
While ex_Captain William Shatner continues to make television and radio ads where no man has dared to go before, Georgetown's Fraser Gallery is beaming up the world of Star Trek in its next exhibit.
According to gallery director Catriona Fraser, Star Trek artist Randy Asplund has won more than 40 art awards in his career, and his work has been published in dozens of magazines and been reproduced in cards and posters by the thousands.
"Yet," says Fraser, "he has never exhibited in an art gallery because Randy Asplund is considered an illustrator, and his work is therefore snubbed by art galleries and critics as 'illustration and not fine art.'"
The Michigan artist, who has also illustrated products for Battlestar Galactica, Judge Dredd and Dune makes his formal gallery debut on Friday with an exhibition that continues through March 15, 2000.
The gallery is located at 1054 31st Street, NW.
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