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Eric Sloss

For immediate release:
February 10, 2005

Carnegie Mellon West Coast Campus Hosts the Space Art Workshops Feb. 10-12

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif.—Lowry Burgess and Frank Pietronigro, research fellows at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University's College of Fine Arts, have organized the "Workshop On Space Artists' Residencies and Collaborations." From February 10-12, artists and scientists from several prominent national and international institutions will convene at the Carnegie Mellon West Coast Campus at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., to discuss and prepare for future collaborative work in space.

The workshops will conclude with a "Space Art" public event at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 12.

More than 35 artists, curators, science and technology writers, NASA and SETI personnel, and international representatives of the space art community will participate. Topics to be discussed include "The Arts and the Evolution of Space Culture," "Space Art History," "Artists' Residencies" and "Future Public Integration through Education, Exhibition, Media and Symposia."

In addition to the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, workshop sponsors include Aerospace Education Research Operations Institute; The Arts Catalyst; The California Space Grant Consortium; Center for Science Education @ Space Science Laboratory (CSE@SSL), University of California at Berkeley; Foundation for Space Exploration; The Leonardo Space Arts Work Group; NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; The OURS Foundation; Zero Gravity Arts Consortium; ZeroOne; and the Art and Technology Network.

A professor in Carnegie Mellon's School of Art, Burgess is also a distinguished fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and a member of the Center for Arts and Society at Carnegie Mellon. Pietronigro is an interdisciplinary artist and a co-founder and project director of Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, as well as an associate fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.

Carnegie Mellon's STUDIO for Creative Inquiry was founded in 1989 and is an interdisciplinary research facility within the College of Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into five schools: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music; and their associated centers and programs.

For more information about the workshop, contact Frank Pietronigro at 415-695-0933 or For any other information, please contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or


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