Monday, December 15, 2014

The Final Frontier: Opening and more!

The Final Frontier has landed, and if you haven't had a chance to see it, the show will be up until
February 1, 2015, and admission is FREE!

This special exhibition featuring Reinhard Reitzenstein, Patt Wallace and Gary Nickard puts early ideas of flight and space travel in focus.

"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore, we have learned most of what we know. Recently we have waded our way out, maybe ankle deep, and the water seems inviting." - Carl Sagan, 1980 

We have been looking at the night skies for thousands of years, we have used the stars to navigate by, to work out our calendars and even to try and predict the future. Humankind has for millennia wondered exactly what is out there. When Galileo pointed his telescope at Jupiter in 1610 and discovered four moons orbiting this huge planet he proved to those with open minds in his superstitious era that ours was not the only world in space.

This latest in collaborative exhibitions by Nickard, Reitzenstein & Wallace, takes a fanciful look at how human beings have tried to breach the ‘final frontier' by attempting to travel in space, and in the immortal words of Captain James T. Kirk, to endeavor “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” In that this is a Canadian exhibition, the artists envision an Anglo/French dimension to the project. “ 
-Artist Statement

It is indeed a SPACESHIP!

The Artists: From left to right, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Patty Wallace &
Gary Nickard

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