TUKWILA, Aug. 16, 2019—Science and art merge during this family-friendly day filled with space-themed activities, art displays, virtual reality experiences, a film screening and more on Aug. 25. All activities free with Museum admission.
Live Mural Painting by Henry
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Seattle-based artist Ryan ‘Henry’ Ward will finish his mural on the exterior wall of the Space Gallery depicting the different types of animals that have gone into space. Henry has painted over 260 fanciful murals throughout the United States and other countries. He will begin the mural on Aug. 20.
Space Art Challenge Art Show
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
See the top artists from our Space Art Challenge. Artists aged 5 to 17 were challenged to depict their vision of space in 2D.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Beyond eARTh: Cosmic Creativity Family Workshop
Using inspiration from the National Postal Museum’s Design It curriculum, participants will learn the history of postal stamp composition, then create their own interstellar-themed stamp design. The program is offered with cooperation and support of the National Postal Museum.
VR Community Art
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Using Vive Pro and the app Tilt Brush, participants can collaborate to create a virtual world. Each experience lasts 15 minutes (5 minutes to learn the controls and plan your design and 10 minutes to create the VR space). Ages 10+. Timed tickets required on Space Art Day. Tickets are limited.
Total Lunarcy lecture and live screen printing with Barry the Art Guy
1 – 2 p.m.
Local illustrator Natalie Dupille and planetary scientist Erika Harnett discuss how they combine science and art as they present their collaborative work, Total Lunarcy, an illustrated introduction to space dust and other elements of Harnett's research. Dupille and Harnett show excerpts from the book and the research behind the project.
Screening with the filmmakers of Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future
2 – 4 p.m.
A special screening of the acclaimed documentary film, Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future, with its director Douglass M. Stewart Jr., co-editor (and Washington state native) Kristina Hays and Bellevue Arts Museum Executive Director, Benedict Heywood. The film takes viewers on an extraordinary voyage into the life and career of the visionary artist, Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986), who decades ago painted images of space travel and worlds beyond Earth that visualized the future and inspired many of the people who would someday see it for real.
The movie won the Best Documentary awards at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 and this year’s Boston Science Fiction Film Festival. Stewart, Hays and Heywood will discuss the film with the audience following the screening.
Image: Courtesy The Museum of Flight.
To the Moon! Program Series
Complimenting the Museum’s exhibition, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, showing now through Sept. 2, the To the Moon! program series presents the stories behind the artifacts, people, and places that made the Moon landing possible.
To The Moon! features a wide-ranging selection of scientists, space experts, historians, authors, pilots, and more, looking at the near and far sides of the lunar missions and their legacy. The calendar of events is online.
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