On Saturday, March 23rd, Las Cruces Space Festival will host a live art workshop on the Plaza de Las Cruces from 7am-1pm in preparation for ‘Our Place In Space- Las Cruces‘ exhibition. ‘Our Place In Space- Las Cruces’ will run from April 8th-13th as part of the Festival and for some weeks after. During the workshop, selected artists will work on an original painting, sculpture or mixed media piece, featuring space-related content inspired by the idea of ‘Our Place In Space’, and the work produced will be displayed in the exhibition.
Las Cruces Space Festival is partnering with the Space Telescope Science Institute and the European Space Agency to bring a Hubble-inspired exhibition to Las Cruces in April 2019. The exhibition, which has run successfully in several other cities around the world, is designed to get everyone thinking about where humanity fits in the grand scheme of our Universe. Large images from the Hubble Telescope will be displayed alongside artists’ own interpretations of who we are, where we belong, what our pasts might have been and what our future might look like. The Las Cruces Space Festival is now looking for local artists who would like to produce work for inclusion in the exhibition.
Las Cruces Space Festival is free to participate in, and open to everyone, with the cost of all activities, presentations, displays and exhibitions covered by sponsorship and donations. In that spirit, work produced on March 23rd, will be available for auction with the Space Festival facilitating promotion of the artists and work. Artists will be able to decide the minimum bid, with 50% of the proceeds going to the Las Cruces Space Festival, which operates under a 501(c)(3) structure.
To be considered for the live art workshop on March 23rd, and for the ‘Our Place In Space- Las Cruces’ exhibition, please download this form, fill in your details and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3/15.
Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you on March 23rd!