Artwork by World Famous Beatle Artist Shannon to be Prelude to Rain Concerts
05/20/2009

For the first time in the history of NJPAC, a musical Prelude will not be performed prior to a concert, but instead, the artwork of Shannon – The World’s Greatest Beatles Artist will be showcased.

Online PR News – 20-May-2009 – – Ticket holders for Rain-A Tribute to the Beatles shows on June 12-14th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center will have the privilege of being among the first in the U.S. to set eyes on a gallery showing of several new paintings and eight-featured works of art by Shannon-The World’s Greatest Beatles Artist. These eight pieces are replicas of the paintings Shannon created for the exterior of the Beatles-themed Hard Day's Night Hotel in Liverpool where they appear etched in the granite.

In 2005, Shannon received a call from Bill Heckle, owner of the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, asking her to provide artwork for the historic Hard Days Night Hotel project. He felt that she was “the only artist in the world for the job.” Shannon was soon commissioned to create more than 110 pieces of original artwork for the Hard Days Night Hotel, which opened its doors in February 2008. Shannon said of the project, “I’ve been a Beatles fan for as long as I can remember and I was completely overwhelmed when I was invited to work on this project.” Only a true Beatles Fan with talent such as hers could have pulled off the task of creating over 110 original piece of art in under 2 years.

These pieces will be debuted for the first time on U.S. soil at a private VIP reception on Thursday, June 11th. A special guest celebrity will ceremonially unveil each piece.

Shannon’s artwork is strikingly lifelike and has frequently been mistaken for photographs. She has the uncanny ability to capture the distinct energy and spirit of her subject. Shannon's creations have appeared on numerous shows such as: The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Regis and Kathy Lee, Good Morning America, Oprah and Entertainment Tonight. She has also received the “thumbs up” from the Spielbergs, The Stallones, Billy Bob Thornton, Armande Assante, John Paul Mitchell, Jon Voight, music legends Cheap Trick, Billy Idol, Steven Tyler and No Doubt. Paul McCartney is a fan and Ringo Starr owns a Shannon original painting of him and John Lennon that hangs above his original drum kit in his recording studio.

For tickets to Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles and Shannon’s gallery showing, go to: www.njpac.org or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC.

For more information about Shannon go to: www.TheShannonGallery.com or by email: info@TheShannonGallery.com.