Illuminating exhibition of artwork

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Today the library is hosting a reception for its SunWorks Art Exhibit, which displays paintings that all have one thing in common – they feature that giant ball of flaming gas the world revolves around. Sponsored by NASA and the United Nations, the art exhibit features more than 20 creative interpretations of the sun. The works are in a variety of mediums, including paper mache, chalk and Legos, as well as the more traditional paint and photography. Three of the featured artists will be at the reception, and guests will be able to try out special telescopes and 3-D glasses that allow them to look directly at the sun without risking eye damage. “With the solar-equipped telescope, you can actually see the sun and maybe even get a glimpse of sunspots or some solar prominence, which is super-heated, plasma-type gas that looks like red hair blowing around the sun,” said Jeff Snyder, spokesman for the SunWorks project. “It’s basically looking at pure energy.” Weather permitting, visitors will also get a chance to peek at Earth’s 11,000-degree light bulb with the 3-D glasses. By Megan Bagdonas STAFF WRITER Looking out at the gloomy skies Monday, the library director sounded a bit anxious as she talked about the upcoming sun celebration at Peninsula Center Library in Rolling Hills Estates. “We’re hoping it will be sunnier than it is today. We have our fingers crossed,” said Kathy Gould, director of the three-branch Palos Verdes Library District. “When you put on these glasses and look at the sun, it looks like a big tennis ball popping out right in front of you,” Snyder said. “It’s quite impressive to see.” More than 500 artists from around the globe submitted works that demonstrate the significance of the sun in celebration of the International Heliophysical Year, a U.N.-sponsored science program to advance the understanding of solar influence on the universe. “With global warming and pollution being the big issues right now, we’ll be watching the sun pretty closely in the coming years,” Snyder said. The library director said she expects the exhibit will be popular considering the South Bay’s aerospace roots. “This community, especially, has a lot of people who work for or have been involved in various aerospace corporations,” Gould said. The SunWorks Art Exhibit will be on display at the Peninsula Center Library through October. megan.bagdonas@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arizona Cardinals’ Andre Ellington, left, is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles’ Nigel Bradham during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The remaining inactives are running back D.J. Foster, quarterback Blaine Gabbert, offensive lineman Daniel Munyer, defensive lineman Olsen Pierre, tight end Ricky Seals-Jones and wide receiver Chad Williams.Pierre missed last week was limited in practice this week because of an ankle injury.There is good news along the Cardinals defensive line and that is Robert Nkemdiche. For the first time since Week 3 and only the third time all season, the former first-round draft pick will be in uniform. Nkemdiche has been dealing with a calf injury.Also, Xavier Williams is good to go. He had been slowed by a knee issue.For the Rams, safety Cody Davis (thigh) is out due to injury and among the listed inactives.The others not in uniform for Los Angeles include quarterback Brandon Allen, running back Justin Davis, linebacker Ejuan Price, wide receiver Mike Thomas plus offensive linemen Andrew Donnal and Cornelius Lucas. 2 Comments   Share   Perhaps it was too optimistic to believe Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington would be able to play in Week 7 after missing practice Thursday and Friday with a quadriceps injury. And in fact, he will not.Ellington is inactive and thus will be on the sidelines when the Cardinals play the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London on Sunday.Ellington’s absence likely means more touches for Kerwynn Williams, especially on third down, and maybe Elijhaa Penny. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more