Creating the Real and the Surreal

By day, Creatacor Exhibit Designer Ed Riggs designs corporate trade show exhibits, like these:

Virgin Atlantic Custom Exhibit for NBTA, design and constructed by Creatacor

Manugistics Custom Exhibit Concepts, design by Creatacor


By night (or just during his free time), he has another creative outlet: painting. Ed said, “[I paint] mostly in acrylic but I do use oils. I also do illustrations (prefer an ordinary Bic pen). Usually my subjects end up with a surrealistic edge.”

Some of Ed’s paintings will be on display at a local art gallery in Saratoga Springs called “House of Creative Soul“. Starting on November 3rd, 2009, you can stop by to see at least three (maybe four) of Ed’s pieces, along with the work of 17 other artists in their Creative Mediums Exhibition. The opening reception will be held on November 14th between 6 PM – 9 PM.

House of Creative Soul, Creative Mediums Opening Reception Invitation

[Exhibition Invitation]

Ed's Painting, "Slack Jawed Ass"

[Ed’s painting on the Invitation]

Finally, you may have already seen one of Ed’s artistic creations on the cover of the 2008 novella, “Mother Puncher” by Gina Ranalli, which is available on

Ed's Cover Art for the Novella "Mother Puncher" by Gina Ranalli

Congratulations and good luck with your exhibition Ed.

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