This coming Thursday, September 19th, the Space for Art Foundation will host an extraordinary event.
In the presence of astronaut Nicole Stott, which joined our Speedy Tuesday event earlier this year in Milan (full report here), the Space for Art Foundation will host a fundraiser event and impressive exhibition of space art (by children). Most famous is perhaps the spacesuit that is crafted and designed by children and actually used in space (and on Earth).
According to the official website, The Space for Art Foundation “unites heroic children around the world to help them overcome the challenges they’re facing through the wonder and awe of space exploration, an appreciation of their role as crewmembers on Spaceship Earth, and the healing power of art.” A team of artists, astronauts, and health experts from around the globe engages and transforms communities in cooperative, creative, and beautiful ways.
During the event his Thursday, you will be welcomed by astronaut Nicole Stott, who will share her space stories with you. The artwork that is being exhibited can be purchased, and proceeds will go to Space for Art Foundation. You will also witness the premiere of the unique ‘Exploration’ Art SpaceSuit. This spacesuit consists of artwork from children in over 40 countries and is shown for the first time to the public.
You can also experience virtual reality space games as well as live music and art performances. A full overview of the program can be found here.
Last but not least, an Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space (numbered edition) will be auctioned during this day (also through an online auction). Besides the watch, you will find accompanying original autographs of Gemini, Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz, Space Shuttle, & Space Station Astronauts & OMEGA Space Ambassadors: Tom Stafford, Charlie Duke, Nicole Stott. You can visit the (online) auction here.
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