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November 4, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Get in the latest conversation about global warming, through art, with a trip to Bellingham to see the Whatcom Museum’s groundbreaking new exhibit, “Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012.”
Promoters describe the exhibit, which opened Sunday, thusly:
“Showcasing the beauty and attraction of Earth’s frozen frontiers through 90 works of art from 12 countries, ‘Vanishing Ice’ frames a unique body of art within the context of climate change. This cultural perspective reveals the importance of alpine and polar landscapes in shaping Western consciousness about nature, and helps inform the environmental challenges faced today.”
Featured works range from Finnish photographer Tiina Itkonen’s image of (more…)
October 14, 2013 at 6:01 AM
Want a Halloween-season outing that will make your hair stand on end? Maybe permanently? Head for Bellingham later this month.
“Nightmare at the Spark Museum” is billed as a series of Frankenstein-inspired electrical shows, Oct. 25-31, featuring jaw-dropping devices such as the MegaZapper, one of the largest Tesla coils in the nation.
It would be hard to top the words straight from the museum’s press release:
“See the incredible Cage of Death! Hear Elvis, the singing Tesla Coil! Feel the power of Franklin, the museum’s schizoid robot! Witness 4 million volts of mind-blowing excitement from (more…)
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