A Call For Artists!
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is hosting an Artist in Residence program. We are hoping to get the word out about the program to local artists on the front range so that they can apply. Applications are due July 21, 2023 at 11:59 pm. More information here: https://lasp.colorado.edu/2023/06/05/lasp-launches-new-artist-in-residence-program/
About the Program:
How do you feel when you look at the night sky? Have you ever wanted to know more about our universe? Are you passionate about sharing knowledge with the next generation? Here at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), scientists and engineers have made careers studying solar physics, space physics, planetary science, and atmospheric science. For the first time, in collaboration with the Timmerhaus Fund, LASP is hosting Empty Space: A LASP Artist in Residence Program.
Artists of all disciplines, including but not limited to painters, sculptors, photographers, video artists, dancers, playwrights, and authors, are invited to apply. Three artists will be selected for the Artist in Residence program.
Throughout September and October 2023, artists will shadow a scientist or engineer, be invited to meetings and lectures, and learn about the work done at LASP. They will then be expected to produce artwork inspired by their time at LASP. The program will culminate with an exhibition at the Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Gallery, running from the beginning of February to the end of March, 2024.
Six local school groups will also participate in the program. Selected artists will be expected to help lead school groups in creating a portion of the exhibition. For example, the artist may provide a prompt for artwork for a particular class, or ask the class to draw their version of the solar system, etc. Artwork produced by the school groups will be included in the exhibition.