Friday, May 28, 2010

Good News Friday!

Last year, I told you about some Imagine! consumers who were participating in The Dream Rocket Project.

Well, those talented artists are now being showcased nationally for their work.

The Dream Rocket quilt panel created by artist/consumers in the C.O.R.E./Labor Source art class was selected by the international Dream Rocket Project team to be in a show at the Great Explorations Children's Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

This show began May 1 and runs through August 1, 2010. Great Explorations Children’s Museum, located next to historic Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, is one of Florida’s top museums and one of America’s top museums for children. “The quilts are hung right by our main stage, so they are always enjoyed by visitors as they watch the demos about chemistry and all sorts of different things,” Hannah Dahm, Art Liaison for Great Explorations Children's Museum told us. “I hope your consumers are proud that their work of art is now hanging in a museum!”

In the photo to the right, the Imagine! quilt is the large one smack dab in the middle of the display.

Schools, groups, and individuals from all over the world have been joining in the Dream Rocket Project for the past six months. Once all the panels are submitted, they will cover a 37 story tall Saturn V Moon Rocket at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. So far, the project has participants from 39 states and about 20 countries including Bangladesh, Kenya, Serbia, Finland, Australia, Norway, Haiti, and Germany.

Imagine!’s Dream Rocket quilt panel, along with information about Imagine! and the art class, has been included frequently throughout the Dream Rocket’s website and on the Dream Rocket’s Facebook page since the beginning of the year.

Congratulations to all the artists and C.O.R.E./Labor Source staff members who have been involved with this intriguing art project.

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