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NO ICON THURSDAY July 31 We are busy hanging the show opening tomorrow, August 1st. 1st FRIDAY ARTWALK 6:30 – 10:00PM Friday, August 1 Walter Day Twin Galaxies Gaming Cards and Posters TWIN GALAXIES GAMING CELEBRITIES GATHERING AND AWARDS CEREMONY  7:00PM, Sat., Aug. 2 Arts & Convention Center ICON THURSDAY Video 8:00PM, August 7 Refreshments 7:30 Life of a Masterpiece: Van Gogh’s Sunflowers ICON THURSDAY Video 8:00PM, August 14 Refreshments 7:30 Presentation by Walter Day, Founder of Twin Galaxies discusses current show. NO ICON THURSDAY August 21 Bill Teeple is on vacation ICON THURSDAY Video 8:00PM, August 28 Refreshments 7:30 This is Modern Art, Part 1 1999 Series Hosted by British Art Critic, Matthew Collings ICON THURSDAY Video 8:00PM, September 4 Refreshments 7:30 This is Modern Art, Part 2 1999 Series Hosted by British Art Critic, Matthew Collings 1st FRIDAY ARTWALK 6:30 – 10:00PM Friday, September 5 The Drawings of Priscilla Steele and Thomas Jackson      
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On August 1st and 2nd scores of regional and national video gamers will arrive in Fairfield for the 2014 Twin Galaxies video game exhibition and awards ceremony. Special guest will be the official Pac Man from Chicago. The art gallery exhibition opens at ICON Gallery on the 1st Friday Art Walk, August 1st, and continues through  August 23rd. The awards ceremony will be Saturday night, August 2nd at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. The gallery exhibition, "The Video Game Trading Cards & Posters of Twin Galaxies"  will feature over a 1,000 colorful video game trading cards & posters that have been created by Twin Galaxies over the last 31 years. This year's theme will be "The 1,000 Faces of the World of Gaming," as Twin Galaxies will have finished its 1,000th video game trading card in time for the exhibit. This Gallery Showing will examine the history of the global video game culture as commemorated in these posters and trading cards. The Twin Galaxies Video Game Trading Card Set was created to commemorate the history of the global video game culture, honoring the iconic industry pioneers, the video game personalities, the world champions & contest winners and the landmark events and historic milestones. The more than 200 Twin Galaxies posters were created between August, 1982 and 2009 to honor important events in the history of competitive eSports. Walter Day, founder of the card set, says: "The vision of the card set has transcended the world of card collecting. We strive to use the cards to create an historic tapestry that can fulfill the artistic and educational needs of art galleries and museums, as well as the study of history in the modern classroom." The big event will be the Grand Reception planned for Saturday, August 2, with an evening Film Festival and Awards Ceremony scheduled for the Sondheim Center  for the Performing Arts. Many of the celebrities appearing on the trading cards will be in attendance to receive awards and to see their trading cards revered as "works of art' in a professional-level art gallery showing. Walter Day, Curator of the Event and creator of the trading card set will join Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy and Ottumwa Mayor Tom Lazio in co-emceeing the event and co-presenting the awards along with numerous guest co-presenters. WEEKEND SCHEDULE . . 2013 Gaming Photos . . . 2014 Gaming Photos (so far) . . .
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2014 Video Game Trading Cards & Posters Exhibition and Awards
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