On Friday, November 22, 2013, people gathered before a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy at Dealey Plaza in Dallas and I was thrilled to have my artwork prominently displayed on the banner at the center of the event. It was such a great honor for me to have been asked to have my artwork featured at such an event.
Showcall USA, the company who was responsible for planning the event along with The 50th Committee, came across my black and white drawing of the late president John F. Kennedy from my earlier blog post and contacted me to use the artwork for the event. The portrait was commissioned to be used on the large banner and for a cover design for a DVD box to house a video recording of the event, which will be given to the Library of Congress and distributed to a very small group comprised of Committee members and donors. I was also surprised to learn that the banner will be permanently housed in the Dallas City archives(***Watch the video "Behind the Scenes of the 50th Commemoration Banner" below).
Below are some pictures of the event that featured the banner with my artwork of the president JFK.
|This artwork of JFK was created in Photoshop using Wacom Tablet; 2010|
|The Dallas Police Honor Guard takes a position on Main Street after the event at the "The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy" event in Dallas (courtesy of Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison)|
|U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club|
Behind the Scenes of the JFK 50th Commemoration Banner from City of Dallas on Vimeo.