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Flowers from a Nuclear Winter

For Immediate Release:
February 01, 2008

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Flowers from a Nuclear Winter

A Live Art Installation by Rod Pujante
Saturday, February 16, 2008
11am - 4pm
Phyllis Wattis Webcast Studio

Co-sponsored by the Black Rock Arts Foundation and the Exploratorium

Flowers from a Nuclear
Winter by Artist
Rod Pujante

Imagine a cosmic disaster where particles fill the air, obliterating the sun and plunging the earth into darkness. In the aftermath of Valentine's Day -- on Saturday, February 16th, from 11am-4pm, at the Exploratorium -- view Flowers from a Nuclear Winter, by Burning Man artist Rod Pujante. Pujante creates life without chlorophyll with a live demonstration of transparent flower-making. Using tiny cutters, pliers, and clear plastic bottles, Rod converts waste into a dreamscape of colorless blooms. Stop by to watch the garden grow -- he'll be available to answer questions. To make your own plastic flowers, visit the Xara Flower-Making Workshop at the Exploratorium from noon-2pm in the Skylight area.
Rod Pujante has twice fallen in love: first with the vibrant art scene in Paris, second with the wonders of Burning Man.


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About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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