BOTTLED NEBULA: LEARNING FROM NATURE TO CREATE FLOW WITHOUT FRICTION

Join me live next Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm at the Tempe Center for the Arts for a creative art and science mash-up. I will talk about how naturally flowing fluids, gases, and heat follow a common geometric pattern in nature. Natures movement is a logarithmic or exponentially growing spiral, as commonly seen in seashells for example. This pattern shows up everywhere in nature including in the pattern of swirling galaxies in outer space. This talk is combined with a hands-on workshop that is a fun opportunity to learn about biomimicry and play with both art and science. Each participant will create their own nebula in a bottle.

It’s a ladies night out – so grab your lady friends and let’s play with art and science!

Bottled Nebula: Learning from nature to create flow without friction

 

Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm at the Tempe Center for the Arts

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
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Practical Art Celebrates 7 Years in Business

Posted by Amy DeCaussin
Director of Projects & Social Media

practical-art1Still keeping the local scene cool, artsy and classy, Practical Art on Central in Phoenix hosted a party celebrating seven years in business this past Saturday.  The shop is chocked full of local artists — boasting over 100 on their shop signs.

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On the wall is the current gallery show “Buffalo Girl: Celebrating Jane Reddin” which is exhibited until April 30th, 2015. Featured artists are Christine Cassano, Randy Efros, Mayme Kratz, Lara Plecas, Joe Ray, Mary Shindell, Joe Willie Smith, Kate Timmerman, Denise Yaghmourian and Frank Ybarra.

A variety of cool work can be found inside.  Brightly colored ceramics, beautiful textile sweaters for babies, fun greeting cards, handmade soaps and candles, and handmade jewelry are just a few of the items you will find.

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Ceramic pots by Annette Weaver.

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Mixed Media lamps by Chad Shimmel

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Necklaces by Cyndi Coon(Left) & Sara Creaser(Right).

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Mixed Media Robots by Jordan-Alexander Thomas

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Ceramic Mug by Katheryn Sins

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Glass pieces by John Ryszka

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Wooden spoons by Dan Basinski

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Book by Tray Harris with illustrations and textile stuffies by Jennifer Campbell.

Out behind the store was a tent set up where shoppers could get in on the action and create their own crafts or try their hand at the pottery wheel.

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Ceramicist Jillian Schimmel showing guests how to spin a pottery wheel.

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Ceramics by Jillian Schimmel

It was a beautiful day for a fabulous celebration.  It is always a wonderful thing to shop local, and even better when local businesses flourish from so much support.

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Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at anytime – we’d love to hear from you

Explore: STEAMtastic March 12

Tomorrow night celebrate the power of STEAM learning at STEAMtastic, part of the Arizona SciTech Festival. At this FREE event for all ages there will be tons of hands on learning activities to choose from, including the Science behind brewing your own beer for the 21 and up. The Phoenix Astronomical society will set up telescopes for some stargazing after sunset, 7pm-10pm. For More info visit their website here: http://www.blackmountaincampus.com/steamtastic.html

STEAMtastic

Black Mountain Campus – 34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ
PH: 602-493-2600

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STEAMtastic event March 12, 2015

 

STEAMtastic is part of the Cave Creek/Carefree High Sonoran Desert Passport group 

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at anytime – we’d love to hear from you