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April 16, 2007

YLEM Forum: Deep in the Cosmos

Filed under: Forums — Torrey Nommesen @ 9:49 pm

Thursday, May 10th, 8 pm
RX Gallery and Art Bar
132 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Two blocks from Powell St. BART Station
(No one under 21 allowed)

Suggested donation sliding scale $5-10

The audience is encouraged to arrive at 7:30 pm to buy refreshments and meet each other.
For directions: www.rxgallery.com
Best nearby parking: $10 at Hotel Bijou, Mason St. Between Ellis and Eddy.

Open to the public and wheelchair accessible
Sponsored by YLEM: Artists Using Science and Technology

Black Hole

To deepen our appreciation of the cosmos, Dr. Quataert, a professor in the Astronomy Department at UC Berkeley will talk about black holes, a subject of interest to everyone with a love of the frontier between science and science fiction. As well, we will see the truly visionary art of astronomical painter and computer artist, Geoffrey Chandler.

Black Holes
Dr. Eliot Quataert will begin by describing what black holes are (and what they are not!). He will then discuss how black holes are discovered and how they give rise to some of the most remarkable and bizarre phenomena in the universe. No background in science will be required for the lecture.
Theoretically, a black hole is a singularity in space-time, a mathematically precise point into which all the mass has been squeezed. This singularity can never be seen, however, because it is surrounded by a spherical region into which all infalling matter disappears and from which nothing, not even light, escapes. Black holes existed in the imagination of mathematical cosmologists until 1971, when Cygnus X-1 was identified. Two decades ago, when University of California, Berkeley physicist Charles Townes and his colleagues, including post-doc Reinhard Genzel, claimed to have evidence for a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, few believed them….Now, it turns out, Townes and Genzel were right!

Quataert is a highly regarded teacher and public lecturer. He is one of the leading scientists studying how black holes are formed, the effects of black holes on their surroundings, and how black holes reveal themselves when hot gas from the neighborhood falls into them

Cosmic Art
Cosmic art by Geoffrey Chandler will be shown. San Francisco artist Geoffrey Chandler is considered one of the world’s most renowned astronomical artists. In March, 1987 his work was on the cover of Time magazine, and has been widely seen on album covers, posters and book covers. The Oakland Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, San Jose Museum of Art and The Rosecrucian Museum have been some of the sites for his solo shows. Chandler’s painting show that he is in love with the cosmos – in all its majestic grandeur, colossal power, and ethereal beauty. His more recent computer works are an intoxicating blend of “science, math, the spiritual, and the universe”.

To view Geoffrey Chandler’s art, go to iasos.com/artists/chandler/
and www.constancedemby.com/novustories_f.html

April 14, 2007

Member Events: Roman Verostko’s Flowers of Learning at Nina Bliese Gallery

Filed under: Member Events — Torrey Nommesen @ 9:24 pm

Grand Opening Nina Bliese Gallery

April 13th, 2007, 5:00-7:00 PM

Roman Verostko’s Flowers of Learning

Featuring a limited edition of Roman Verostko’s Flowers of Learning, in the Main Gallery, and selections from 20 years of algorithmic art in Gallery 2.

Premier Musical Feature: A suite of sonic compositions by Jeremy Wagner. Improvising on Roman’s form-generating code for each of the seven “Flowers of Learning”, Jeremy has created sonic compositions with a remarkable sensual depth complementing the undulating cyberflower forms.

Closing reception & artist’s talk: May 25, 5:00-7:00

Location: The gallery faces 6th street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue in the 225 South 6th Street Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402.

Event parking for $5, coupon in gallery: 225 South Sixth Garage, entrance on 7th Street

April 12, 2007

Member Events: Grand Opening Brush with Science Gallery

Filed under: Member Events — julie @ 11:26 pm


    Event date: Saturday, April 21, 2007, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Address: 3515 B Edison Way, Menlo Park, CA 94070
    Phone: 650 440 0084
    Web address: www.brushwithscience.com

    Life science, mythology and culture merge in the paintings of Julie Newdoll. Come and join her for this grand opening of a new permanent space where her artwork can be viewed Monday – Friday from 9:00 – 4:00. Also on view are stone sculptures from Zimbabwe, Africa.

    Directions: This space is technically in a district called Fair Oaks. Web directions are often confusing or wrong. From 101, take Marsh Road West, towards Menlo Park. Make a right on Fair Oaks (shortly before you hit Middlefield). This intersects with Edison Way. Make a right on Edison Way. It is the last building on the left. Entry is on the left side of the building as you are facing it. There are large solar panels in front of the building.

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