The Museum of Science and Industry’s (MOSI) summer exhibit, “Space For Art,” through the Space For Art Foundation, is now open, at 4801 E. Fowler Ave., in Tampa.
The foundation’s mission is to use community art projects to inspire and unite children in hospitals, refugee centers and schools around the world, along with a team of art, aerospace, astronaut and health professionals. Its projects focus on space exploration, and the connection between personal and planetary health. The foundation’s work also aims to raise awareness of each person’s role as a crew member, not just a passenger, on ‘Spaceship Earth.’
The visual MOSI exhibit aims to engage all ages through the use of paintings, sculpture, drawings and a digital interactive experience. It also includes art from “individuals in STEM-related fields, as well as pieces from the Apollo astronauts, cosmonauts and other space travelers,” as stated in a press release.
Kids from around the world now can join the foundation’s crew for its next mission, “Beyond,” and are encouraged to simply look for inspiration in the night sky, through books about the universe, a window, or videos and pictures from space. Then, make a painting or drawing of how you imagine Earth in the universe (no special materials are required).
Take a picture of the artwork and email it to , or post on Facebook.com/SpaceForArtFoundation. Don’t forget to let the foundation know where you are on the planet, too.
Artwork will be shared online and participants will be updated on global community projects, as well.
The Space for Art Foundation states on its website that it “aims to facilitate and implement space-themed art and healing programs; to award scholarships and grants to art students and artists who want to develop their own space-themed art therapy ideas; and to document its work in support of ongoing research in the field of art and healing.”
For information about the exhibit, call MOSI at (813) 987-6000.
To learn more about the foundation and its projects, visit SpaceForArtFoundation.org/projects.
Published July 15, 2020