Reminder: SPACED OUT! CALL FOR ART

 

The Milky Way.

Reminder:  SPACED OUT! CALL FOR ART

  • Space-themed CALL FOR ART – ends April 30.
  • Art submission week –April 19 – April 30 at STARBASE Peterson.
  • Art on display May 7 – July 15 in various locations on base.

SPACED OUT! is a brand new week-long, spaced-themed program coming to the Peterson-Schriever Garrison starting Friday, May 7, National Space Day, and concluding Saturday, May 15, International Astronomy Day.  

The theme – space – is inspired by our being the home of Space Force.  But we are also inspired by astronauts who were able to successfully live in a confined space aboard the International Space Station for 200 to 300+ days in a row. 

That makes us think of us having to comply with stay-at-home orders, practice social distancing, and self-quarantining.  And we wonder:  How did astronauts basically live in a tin can for almost a year and stay sane without being able to go outside? 

“When you’re confined in a small space you need an outlet that isn’t work or maintaining your environment …. ” Astronaut Scott Kelly wrote.  “You can practice an instrument (I just bought a digital guitar trainer online), try a craft, or make some art.  Astronauts take time for all of these while in space.”  A hobby?  Art?  In space?

So, as part of SPACED OUT! we are encouraging you to create a space-themed work of art that we will exhibit in various locations on base.

WHAT MEDIUM?  –  Your art can be of any medium of your choice – a painting, drawing, wood carving, a mobile, collage, fabric art, clay sculpture, lettering/calligraphy, charcoal, etc. 

It can even be performance art – a musical composition, a dance, a song, a poem, a story – that you will perform one evening of the week-long program.

WHAT SIZE  –  Any size.  It can be as small as a quarter or as large as a mural.

HOW TO HANG / DISPLAY  –  All pieces of art must arrive “Ready to Display.”  For wall-hung pieces, this means ready-to-hang with D-Rings or D-Rings and Wire.  For table-top and free-standing pieces, this means ready-to-place with no need of any adhesive, wax, or balancing wires.

THEME  –  The theme is SPACE.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?  –  This is open to all eligible users of the Peterson-Schriever Garrison – all ages, any ranks, DoD civilians, contractors, retirees.

REGISTRATION FORM & LIABILITY WAIVER – Click here to open the fillable Registration Form with Liability Waiver.   We will have forms available when you drop off your art, and you are welcome to fill out a Registration Form by hand at that time.

IMPORTANT DATES  –  

  • Space-themed CALL FOR ART – March 1 –April 30.
  • Art submission week –April 19 – April 30 at STARBASE Peterson Academy.
  • Art on display May 7 – July 15 in various locations on base.

As we all deal with being confined in small spaces for extended periods of time, let’s try to follow the path of astronauts and use some of that time for a hobby:  Let’s create art!

If you have questions, please send an email to 21svs.marketing@us.af.mil.

SPACED OUT! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

NOTE:  Events, times and locations may change due to circumstances beyond our control.  Please visit this page regularly for any updates.

May 7 – OPENING RECEPTION – 5:30 p.m. at Silver Spruce Golf Course.

May 7-15 – MISSION LOG & LETTERBOXING – Virtual & Self-Paced.

May 8 – SOLAR TELESCOPING – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Library.  Registration is encouraged, but not required.  Click here to register.

May 8 – MAGIC AND A MOVIE – 5 p.m. at the Youth Center, Bldg. 1555.  Join Magician (and Senior Instructor for USSPACECOM), Astro-nut “Buzz” Black, on a magical journey to planet Mars from 5-5:50 p.m.   

After the magic, stick around for a movie and munchies. Enjoy a big screen showing of HIDDEN FIGURES, Rated PG for Thematic Elements, Some Language.  Run time is 2h 7m.  Click here to see the official trailer.

To register for MAGIC AND A MOVIE, click here.  Registration is encouraged, but not required. 

May 14 – STAR PARTY & FOLKLORE with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society – 8-10 p.m. at the Silver Spruce Golf Course Driving Range.  Registration is encouraged, but not required.  Click here to register.

May 15 – EXOPLANET CLASSES – 9-10:30 a.m. and 12-1:30 p.m. at STARBASE Peterson Academy.   To register, click here

 

Space landscape with scenic view on planet, rocket and stars made with retro styled dot work.

 

 

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