Carnegie Mellon West Coast campus hosts the Space Art Workshops Feb. 10-12

02/10/05

Moffett Field, California- Lowry Burgess and Frank Pietronigro, research fellows at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts, have organized the "Workshop On Space Artists' Residencies and Collaborations." From February 10-12, artists and scientists from several prominent national and international institutions will convene at the Carnegie Mellon University West Coast Campus at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, to discuss and prepare for future collaborative work in space.

The workshops will conclude with a "Space Art" public event at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 12.

More than 35 artists, curators, writers on science and technology, NASA and SETI personnel, and international representatives of the space art community will participate. Topics to be discussed include "The Arts and the Evolution of Space Culture," "Space Art History," "Artists' Residences" and "Future Public Integration through Education, Exhibition, Media and Symposia."

In addition to the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, workshop sponsors include Aerospace Education Research Operations Institute; The Arts Catalyst; The California Space Grant Consortium; Center for Science Education @ Space Science Laboratory (CSE@SSL), University of California at Berkeley; Foundation for Space Exploration; The Leonardo Space Arts Work Group; NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; The OURS Foundation; Zero Gravity Arts Consortium; ZeroOne and the Art and Technology Network.

Burgess is a professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and a member of the Center for Arts and Society at Carnegie Mellon. Frank Pietronigro is an interdisciplinary artist and a Co-Founder and Project Director of Zero Gravity Arts Consortium. Pietronigro is also an Associate Fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts.

Carnegie Mellon University's STUDIO for Creative Inquiry was founded in 1989 and is an interdisciplinary research facility within the College of Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into five schools: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music, and their associated centers and programs.

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