Westport Historical Society News Release
For more information, please call (816) 561-1821 or (913) 648-0952. The Dream Rocket Project comes to Westport Historical Society and Harris-Kearney House Museum
In 2009, the International Fiber Collaborative (IFC) launched the Dream Rocket Project, which is a large scale collaborative wrap. Up to 8,000 artworks will be created by individuals from various regions of the world, and then connected side by side to wrap the 365’ Saturn V Moon Rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The designated theme of the panels, “Dare to Dream,” challenges individuals to expand beyond the present state of the world and imagine the future. Perhaps most importantly, individuals are challenged to imagine their contribution to that future. These individual dreams & aspirations will combine to create a monumental 32,000 sq ft work art, providing a tangible demonstration of the beauty of individuals collaborating to meet universal challenges.
The creation of the panels has been a catalyst for creativity in health care facilities, libraries, schools, museums, and for individuals. While the Dream Rocket team works on collecting submitted artworks for this giant wrap, they are placing submitted artworks on display in national & international venues up until the time that the Saturn V is wrapped. The Westport Historical Society AND the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum is pleased to host an exhibit of a number of the panels through the month of August. The exhibit is free and can be visited on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and
Fridays, 1-4 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Saturn V Rocket Wrapping Date: May & June 2014 (60 day display).
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