Sonic Generation Art Show Opens Tonight

Sonic Generation Art Show Opens Tonight

by December 2, 2011

See Sonic Through the Eyes of Several Artists

We have come a long way from DeviantART.

For Sonic and Sonic artists, there may be no better tribute to both than to see those who grew up loving the blue hedgehog showcase several unique re-imaginations of him.  That is exactly what will happen as an unofficial Sonic themed art show, titled Sonic Generation, opens tonight in Philadelphia, PA.

Chris Beaumont, the show’s curator and organizer, joins more than 20 other artists to display Sonic as many of us have never seen him before.  Works range from the Paper Sonic shown above, to Danny DeVito’s substitution as Dr. Robotnik in It’s Always Sunny on South Island, to a callback of the early 1930’s Mickey Mouse era, and plenty more paintings, sculpture, and other artwork.

“This is how most of us first experienced Sonic the Hedgehog,” reads a statement on the art show’s website.  “It is now 20 years later, come out and experience Sonic seen through the talent of more than 20 artists who grew up alongside the blue blur – the Sonic Generation.”

The show opens at 6PM tonight at Brave New Worlds in the Old City section of Philadelphia, and will run through the end of the month.  You can learn more at the above cited link.  I’ll be there for opening night tonight and will afford a full report from the gallery on Monday, but if you follow TSSZ on Twitter, you’ll see some early pictures I’ll post from the show later this evening.