This Saturday, September 26, Cornerstone Center for the Arts will be celebrating Rocky Horror Picture Show’s 40th anniversary, with a showing of the movie and live performances by a shadow cast. A few weeks ago, while busting out the fishnets and planning my costume in preparation for the show, I had Rocky on the brain. So, one afternoon, I was inspired to paint my own version of the iconic Rocky Horror lips.
As an instructor at Cornerstone, I know the people planning the showing of Rocky and after a few discussions, we came up with the idea of a silent auction of the painting with a portion of the proceeds going back to support Cornerstone. From there, I thought, “Why not create a few more paintings in theme?”.
So that’s what I have been doing. Each acrylic painting is in the limited color palette of black, white, and red and inspired by the characters of Rocky Horror.
A 16 by 20 inch portrait of Dr. Frank-N-Furter
And 8 by 10 inch paintings of Magenta, Riff Raff, and Columbia.
You might ask, “Where’s Eddie?” Well, that’s a tender subject….
Not really, I’m working on that one right now.
Tickets for Saturday are no longer available online, but can be purchased at Cornerstone, at After Dark in Muncie, or at the door of the event.
I am ready to Do the Time Warp again. How about you?