Dream Rocket Art Exhibit
The International Fiber Collaborative (IFC) was formed to create deeper learning experiences through art, collaboration, and cross-curricular themed programming for individuals and their communities. IFC’s current initiative, The Dream Rocket Project (DRP) launched in 2009, is collecting 8,000 works of art that will be stitched together to wrap a Saturn V Moon Rocket replica at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama for a public art exhibition. Organizations like Thomas Edison NHP participate by establishing a local theme and hosting the artwork for two to three months. Since March, 2014 local artists have been submitting 2x2 squares of cloth designed to represent INNOVATION – EDISON AND BEYOND. The artwork might be something that Thomas Edison invented, something related to New Jersey and its many innovators, something that still needs to be invented or something that represents innovation to the artist. Our local theme was chosen for the New Jersey 350th anniversary, celebrating Liberty, Diversity and Innovation. Almost 150 pieces of artwork will be exhibited throughout the Laboratory Complex from June 7 to August 31.