Biomimicry Challenge For Artists

Biomimicry Challenge For Artists

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If you are an Arizona artist who is interested in bringing nature’s genius to your project work and innovation strategies then you must apply for this opportunity.  You will have the opportunity to work with scientists in any field that will advance your practice. We will pair you up! Is your artwork inspired by nature/life sciences? Then this artist residency may be right for you! You will work with Cyndi Coon of Laboratory5 Inc. As the City of Tempe S.T.E.A.M consultant and residency lead,  she will guide you and push you, in your practice to create new, innovative works during this 10 week residency.

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Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts Tempe, Arizona 

Summer Artist Residency: Biomimicry Challenge

Deadline:  Jan. 20, 2017 | 5 p.m. | Free Application

What is Biomimicry? 
Biomimicry is an exciting field that seeks to emulate nature to create sustainable solutions to human problems. Today, it is used by professionals such as scientists, engineers, architects, designers and business people to create things like new and/or improved products, manufacturing processes and design standards. Well known examples of biomimicry include Velcro (inspired by plant burr hooks) and solar cells (inspired by photosynthesizing plants). For more information about biomimicry, go to biomimicry.asu.edu

The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust is collaborating with the Biomimicry Center and LeRoy Erying Center for Solid State Science at Arizona State University to coordinate a summer 2017 exhibition that explores biomimicry solutions and nature-inspired contemporary art.


About the Artist Residency
Arizona-based visual artists may apply for use of one of three studio spaces inside the Gallery for ten weeks (May 19-July 28) during the exhibition. Artists will be selected by a jury panel. Selected artists will be eligible for a stipend.


About the Challenge:
We are challenging artists to think beyond creating work that is inspired by nature. We are looking for proposals that “emulate nature to solve human challenges.” During the residency, artists will work in the Gallery studio to create a new single artwork, a series of artworks and/or a site specific installation. Visitors will be able to watch the progression of artworks throughout the summer.

How Do I Apply?

  1. Please read the residency description
  2. Please read the residency guidelines
  3. Complete the application form. Instructions for submission are located on the form.

For more information/questions, contact Michelle Dock, Gallery at TCA Coordinator, (480) 350-2867 or michelle_dock@tempe.gov

 

 

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Super Moon Syzygy

Mark your calendars for a historic supermoon!

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 We’re about to see a a super deluxe supermoon – the biggest in nearly 70 years! This November supermoon will bring the moon the closest to Earth it’s been since January 1948. This event will happen on November 14th, 2016. This supermoon will be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon. This is the closest the Moon will get to Earth until November 2034. It is the closest full moon in the 21st century. So get outside on the 14th of November — better yet host a viewing party.
A Syzygy: An alignment of multiple tracks in the same gravitational system

A Syzygy: An alignment of multiple tracks in the same gravitational system

If you play scrabble here is a word to remember as connected to this upcoming event. When the Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up as the Moon orbits Earth, that’s known as syzygy. This is exactly what will be happening on Nov. 14th – a syzygy!
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A civil conversation

Will you be in Washington DC on Monday Oct 24th, 2016? Come to the ASU sponsored Future of the American Dream town hall hosted by futurist Brian David Johnson. This event is focused on civil civic dialog. With only a few weeks to go in the most contentious American election in history we could all use the opportunity to voice our thoughts on how we see the American dream in our own futures. Join us!

Farragut Square 17th and K Street NW

SCHEDULE for the day:

2 pm Starbucks coffee and ASU SFIS FotAD Tarot Card Readings

2:20 pm Dance Exchange Opening

2:30 – 3:30 pm Future of the American Dream Town Hall MC’d by Brian David Johnson

3:30 pm Dance Exchange Closing

Follow the journey at the Future of the American Dream website and at #FutureAmDream 

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