Video game company shows off its artistic side with gallery show sponsored by Canvas Press
by Cody Johnson | Sep 20, 2011 | News
Vigil games will be holding a free art show and concert entitled "Vigil Nights" on September 23 in downtown Austin. Though best known as a video game developer, the company is home to many gifted artists and musicians, over 30 of whom will be contributing their personal works and talent to the evening's showcase. The Vigil Nights art show will take place on Friday, September 23 from 7-10pm at The Art Department at 503 Neches Street in Austin. It will feature works across a wide variety of media - sketches, painting, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry, video and more - all showing what the talents at Vigil create when they're not crafting top-quality video games. Canvas Press teamed up with Vigil to create affordable prints for the show. Many artists will have their pieces available for sale, some for as little as $20. Many artists have opted for gallery wrap canvas prints of their artwork and graphic designs. Several have also added traditional and float frames to the canvases which when all hung as a cohesive show will create a very unique and diverse display. Fine art paper prints of the artwork is also popular. The 100% cotton photo rag fine art paper that Canvas Press uses allows for excellent detail and a depth in the shadows that brings these designs to life. "Since Vigil Games is such an art-driven studio filled with so many prodigiously talented people, we wanted to create an event where everyone could display what they come up with outside of work," said John Mueller, Studio Art Director for Vigil Games. "I think everyone who comes to the gallery will be blown away by the diversity and beauty of the pieces on display." Admission is free and open to the public for the Vigil Nights show and concert. An after party at Club de Ville is available for those 21 and up. Be sure to stop by and see the fantastic framed canvases and other great canvas or fine art prints as well as all other original media this Friday.