PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK, StraxArt™, the principal brand of parent company Strax Technologies Inc., and official worldwide licensee of Jerry Garcia’s artworks and innovative firm behind a new wave of limited edition digital art collections and film experiences, including the popular online “Jerry Garcia Collection,” is proud to announce the national launch of the new “Jerry Garcia Music and Art Exhibition” featuring StraxAR™ augmented reality at The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s, Port Chester, New York, Thursday, August 1st, 2019, the birthday of the late Jerry Garcia. This event will also be presented by Relix, a print and online publication with a spectacular history with the Grateful Dead and their fans.
For decades the late Jerry Garcia enchanted millions with his music and as lead guitarist for the Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia was also a prolific visual artist and painter, creating countless works over the years, but many of his works have been inaccessible to the public for decades or never before presented.
StraxArt™ has created a masterpiece collection for thousands to embrace and enjoy while reflecting back on the memory, love, and magic of Jerry’s music and now his artwork. Fans who attend the event will be able to view and purchase the licensed official fine art prints of Jerry Garcia, in one of the largest public exhibit collections of Jerry Garcia artworks ever assembled. StraxArt™ was granted access to Jerry Garcia’s original artworks by members of the Garcia family, and will also present several works never before seen by the public at the exclusive event.
"In sharing his artwork, I get to share what his mind was like off of the stage; the kind of things he'd like to do to keep his hands busy. I feel like artwork kept his mind challengedand stimulated," said Trixie Garcia, "So I partnered with these guys so we can get his entire life's work online for people to look at and examine."
In an exciting development, the new augmented reality application, "StraxAR™", will debut with selected works of Jerry Garcia at the event. StraxAR™ Augmented Reality brings the digital world together with the physical world by "augmenting" digital content or a digital experience onto a physical object or image. Strax will literally be creating and presenting a new form of artistic expression at the exhibit, as Jerry’s imagery is blended with AR to showcase his art, music, performances, and other material for fans around the world.
"We have been incredibly honored to represent the art of Jerry Garcia around the world," said Eric Singleton, CTO of Strax Technologies Inc., "Our push toward the fusion of fine art, music, and the augmented digital experience allows us to open new doors to the discovery and understanding of artistic expression like never before,” Singleton continued, “StraxAR™ will enable us to artistically orchestrate new experiences directly via Jerry’s artwork as a visual multimedia portal, creating stunning works as sustainably sourced heirloom pieces, to be enjoyed and shared for generations.”
Strax Technologies will continue to present new limited edition works going forward, and will also hold select live events fulfilling the mission to make the art of Jerry Garcia accessible to millions of fans worldwide.
“What excites me most about AR’s future is its role in the arts. It can present multiple cultural experiences and broaden their accessibility to worldwide audiences instantly and at lower costs,” said Steve Kranz, COO of Stonehenge Licensing Consultants and advisor to Strax Technologies Inc.
The Garcia Project will perform a special show in celebration of Jerry Garcia’s 77th birthday. The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. It’s about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another.
This incredible showing of the most sought after works by Jerry Garcia will be at The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York, August 1st. Don’t miss this opportunity to view, experience, and purchase art by one of rock’s true icons! For more information on the “Jerry Garcia Collection,” visit www.jerrygarciacollection.com
For tickets visit http://www.thecapitoltheatre.com