Last Thursday artist Chris Woods and I spoke about Star Wars at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The Reach is where Chris's terrific Sandstorm oil painting exhibition is on show. Chris treated us to a slideshow presentation about how he conceived of the exhibition, while I read two excerpts from A Long Time Ago.
Much to my surprise, Rebelscum.com contributor Adam Lamping (@adamlamping) was in attendance. After the talk, Adam and I had a great chat (with Chris Hamilton and others). Adam then posted a piece about the event on Rebelscum.com. From the post:
The evening consisted of Woods offering insight into his history with Star Wars as well as explaining the theme of the exhibition, bookended by van Ert reading some highly amusing excerpts from his book. The first excerpt described his increasing obsession with Star Wars, and in particular Kenner action figures, as a child, and then following Woods' talk, van Ert detailed his reaction to seeing The Vintage Collection for the first time, and the internal struggles that ensued as he attempted to resist the urge to fall back into a hobby that he had seemingly put behind him many years before.
Adam then kindly directs readers to my book on Amazon and this great Flickr set from Sandstorm. Thanks, Adam!