Elemental Energy: Art Powered by Nature
May 1 – September 26, 2010
Saturday June 5, 2010
The trails will be open all afternoon for self-guided tours
Refreshments available in the Gallery and at the Widener Trail Bird Blind
Exhibition Introduction in the Gallery
Artist Talk and Tour on the Trails
Miro Dance Theatre performance of generate.degenerate in Founder’s Grove
Elemental Energy: Art Powered by Nature is The Schuylkill Center’s 2010 On The Trails exhibition. Six artists or artist teams from around the country will present outdoor sculptural installations that engage a natural element – wind, water, sun – to create a dynamic or kinetic artwork. Each piece creates sound, movement, or both, using only the energy they harness from nature. These exciting works will be installed for visitors to The Schuylkill Center to discover along Widener, Woodcock, and Grey Fox Loop trails.
|Rain Machine by Joe Chirchirillo||Sun Birds by Mark Malmberg|
|Solar Drone by Patrick Marold||Aero 2010 by Moto Ohtake|
|Yellow Zinger by Tim Prentice||Solar Thumpers by Jason Krugman and Christian Cerrito|
Solar Bugbots workshop by Elemental Energy artists Jason Krugman and Christian Cerrito
May 12 at 6 pm
Hosted by Art in the Age
116 North 3rd St, Old City Philadelphia
Solar Bugbots Workshop
In this workshop, participants will learn how to construct a circuit that gathers solar energy and releases it in bursts, and then use it in the creation of a small, light-powered, vibro-bot. TheseBugbots will respond directly to the intensity of the light that they are exposed to, using solar energy to power two vibrating pager motors. On a sunny day they will skitter about frantically…On cloudy days they will move intermittently as they build up energy.
During the course of this workshop, participants will be introduced the basics of solar electronics and circuit construction. Each participant will solder their own circuit board and build a Bugbot of their own to take home. Participants need no prior experience in this field. Just come with a willingness to learn!