New Exhibit + POPS Artwalk

Major Matt Mason inside a space station adjusting laser beams with Wheelie Bot. Original Photograph:  John Orcutt.  Photo montage: Cam Held

Major Matt Mason inside a space station adjusting laser beams with Wheelie Bot.
Original Photograph: John Orcutt. Photo montage: Cam Held

Announcing a new exhibit: Major Mason in Space, Adventures of a 1960′s Mattel Action Figure

This Summer we will feature an exhibit of Major Matt Mason inspired photographs! These photographs feature images taken during the late 1960′s, amid the heyday of the NASA space exploration program. Mattel action space figure Major Matt Mason and his four companions, Sargent Storm, Ben Long, civilian astronaut Doug Davis, and Callisto the Jovian (from Jupiter) were photographed over 50 years ago by John Orcutt. Using current digital technology, these classic action figures have been superimposed into landscapes made from modern day imagery from the Hubbell Telescope and other space photography – creating incredible fantasy space action scenes. Cam Held was the master of the digital creations. The crew of spacemen are depicted in a variety of non-violent missions, adventures and discovery. If you are a NASA fan, a Mattel action figure fan, a fan of outer space or just someone who loves a beautiful, fantasy photograph, this exhibit is a must see!

The exhibit will open during Kingfield Pops Artwalk, Friday evening, June 26 from 5-8PM. The opening, along with all other Artwalk venues, are open to the public, will have refreshments, and all is free of charge. The Major Mason Exhibit will remain on display at the Schoolhouse Gallery through August.