Time is just flying by! With just six more weeks until the beloved Porcupine Freedom Festival, Facebook and other open forums of discussion are bursting with excitement and chatter about the summer liberty event!
I’d like to take some time to talk about several events at Porcfest. I wish I could write about everything, but that would leave me blogging until I had dementia and lived in the senior’s home. Since I’ve been working on organizing the Silent Auction that will be happening at Porcfest this year, I’d like to talk about this first.
We’ve got some great items up for auction this year! I really wanted to focus on getting one-of-a-kind liberty collectibles that represent the flow of ideas and creativity that are very much alive in the liberty community. In this entry I’d like to showcase the first of the contributors, who all have offered up their talents and services for auction!
First, we’ve got Victor Pross; anarchist artist. Victor graciously put together a video talking about the two items he is putting up for auction. These items will be available as package deal for the winning bidder! Unfortunately, Victor will not be at this year’s Porcfest, but hopefully we will see him at Porcfest 2012! As a member of the creative community, Victor expresses his political and philosophical ideas through his art, and has a passion for freedom that we see reflected in his works. He considers Porcfest to be a unique and empowering opportunity to connect with others of like-minds; by contributing two items to the silent auction, he too is able to make his presence known at Porcfest as an artist, a liberty lover, and a supporter of the liberty movement.
So, who is Victor Pross?
“Victor Pross is a professional caricaturist and illustrator. He has been pegged by media as ‘Canada’s foremost caricature artist’ after appearing on a variety of television interview shows. For the 2011 Porcfest event, Victor will be offering up a signed copy of his book ‘Icons & Idols: Pop goes the culture’, and an original caricature painting of George Orwell, a work of art which appears in the book.
‘Icons & Idols’ is an art book which satires all facets of pop culture: Movie stars, musicians, writers and, of course, politicians. Victor Pross is known for his irreverent and extreme caricatures, and this book contains over 160 paintings and drawings of the artist’s work! The book is an eye-popping delight! In addition, a documentary movie is being made about Victor Pross’ art. The film is loosely based on Victor’s book, ‘Icons & Idols.’
Victor Pross has has extensive experience in caricature art, comic art, editorials, game boards, character design, CD covers, print advertisements, etc. He also has high profile commissions to his credit: In 2004, the artist was commissioned to paint Ron Howard’s caricature portrait as a gift for the famous director. He has also been commissioned to paint a head-honcho at the William Morris Agency.”
Check out the video Victor made that showcases his painting and book below, and his YouTube Channel here, where he discusses his ideas about liberty, the state, and gives us a glimpse of many of his amazing works.
Stay tuned for further updates about what you will see at the Porcfest 2011 Silent Auction, and to read more about other events you can take part in this June 20th to 26th!