"SOUTH PARK" AND POP SURREALIST PAINTER, RON ENGLISH, CURATE
15 ARTISTS INTERPRET "SOUTH PARK"
AT OPERA GALLERY NEW YORK ON MONDAY, MARCH 28

  • Artists Include Ron English, Ad Hoc Art Collective, Colin Christian,
    Sas Christian, Beau Stanton, Kid Zoom,
    Dave White, KaNo, Kathie Olivas, Clark Fox, Greg Craola Simkins,
    Mark Dean Veca, Lindsey Way, Naoto Hattori And Trustocorp
    Fans of "South Park" Can Submit Personal Interpretations At SouthParkStudios.com By May 15 And
    Selected Top 15 Pieces Will Be Featured At Comic-Con In Ultimate "South Park" Fan Experience
    The 15th Season Of "South Park" Premieres Wednesday, April 27 At 10 P.M.

NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 – Kicking off “South Park’s” 15th anniversary celebration, COMEDY CENTRAL and pop surrealist painter, Ron English, have joined forces to curate 15 Artists Interpret South Park at Opera Gallery New York beginning on Monday, March 28.

Famed street artist and pop surrealist painter, Ron English, has hand-picked 14 artists who are drawn from the street and the pop surrealism movement to join him in displaying their “South Park” interpretations. The artists are unified by their love of the hit series and the passion they bring to their work. Their interpretations feature the “South Park” characters and the iconic moments throughout the series history. The featured artists include: Ron English, Ad Hoc Art Collective, Colin Christian, Sas Christian, Beau Stanton, Kid Zoom, Dave White, KaNo, Kathie Olivas, Clark Fox, Greg Craola Simkins, Mark Dean Veca, Lindsey Way, Naoto Hattori and Trustocorp. The 15 Artists Interpret South Park exhibit will be on display at Opera Gallery New York beginning March 28 through April 10.

This summer the 15 Artists Interpret South Park exhibit will be traveling to Comic-Con in San Diego for COMEDY CENTRAL’s Ultimate “South Park” Fan Experience. In addition, “South Park” fans can submit their own artistic interpretations at SouthParkStudios.com from March 28 to May 15. Ron English and the “South Park” staff will select the 15 best pieces and these will also be included in the Ultimate Fan Experience at Comic-Con.

Launched in 1997, “South Park” is starting its 15th season on April 27 and remains the highest-rated series on COMEDY CENTRAL. “South Park” repeats Wednesdays at 12:00 a.m., Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. and Sundays at 10:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. (all times ET/PT).

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are co-creators and executive producers of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “South Park,” with Anne Garefino also serving as executive producer.

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