Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Art Energy Design Contacted By The State Department.




August 25, 2009
For Immediate Release

Art Energy Design ™

The Power Flower ™

Contacts:
David Edwards, Creator, Designer: 412-487-0621, dave@artenergydesign.com
Rick Byerly, Marketing, Sales: 412-400-3778, rick@artenergydesign.com


Art Energy Design Contacted By The State Department.



Pittsburgh, PA- David Lee Edwards, founder and designer for Art Energy Design, was contacted by the U.S. Department of State to submit a proposal for 30 smaller Power Flowers to be potential gifts for the G20 Pittsburgh Summit delegates and the team is currently awaiting word from the State Department.


Edwards notes, "The sculpture's functional design represents the transformation of Pittsburgh toward sustainable industries for environmental technology. The choice of our city for G20 speaks to a growing world understanding of our potential."


The Power Flower is a twelve-foot wind driven kinetic sculpture in the form of a potted sunflower. Sun and wind energy are collected with a wind turbine driven by spinning flower petals and photovoltaic solar film leaf surfaces. The flower provides power for public use. The sculpture also powers colored LED lighting for dynamic night illumination. A weatherproof controller maintains safe power levels and timed programmable lighting. This is housed within ample signage for graphics and mission statements. The sculpture is transportable and sets up easily for events and exhibitions.


David Edwards, founder of Art Energy Design explains, "The attention grabbing nature of large kinetic artworks is a great way to open a conversation about energy generation within the urban landscape."


Art Energy Design creates public sculpture and designs with sustainable technology application tools. The team is currently taking orders for custom sculptures for schools, businesses and institutions at large.


Art Energy Design also recently received support in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund. The Sprout Fund’s 7th annual Hothouse summer benefit features The Power Flower on Saturday, August 29th, 2009, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Walnut Capital’s new Bakery Square development on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s East End. The Power Flower will also be featured at a Fair in the Park, which occurs from September 11th through September 13th, 2009.


A Fair in the Park, an annual contemporary craft festival presented by The Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh will feature The Power Flower, which occurs from September 11th through September 13th, 2009. The Power Flower appears at the festival courtesy of the Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors. 20,000 people are expected to attend the festival, which is in its 40th year. The festival times are as follows: Friday: 1 PM - 7 PM, Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM, and Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM.


About the Sprout Fund:


"The Sprout Fund enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities. Founded in 2001, Sprout facilitates community-led solutions to regional challenges and supports efforts to create a thriving, progressive, and culturally diverse region. With strong working relationships to many community organizations and regional stakeholders, The Sprout Fund is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading agencies on issues related to civic engagement, talent attraction and retention, public art, and catalytic small-scale funding. With ongoing local support and continued appreciation by the communities it serves, The Sprout Fund will continue to catalyze creative solutions to pressing challenges, engage people in community conversations, respond to the needs of its target audiences, open doors to civic participation, and promote responsible stewardship of community interests."

www.sproutfund.org

More information about A Fair In the Park can be found at www.craftsmensguild.org.

For more information about the Power Flower call Rick at 412-400-3778, email Rick@ArtEnergyDesign.com or visit the Web site at www.ArtEnergyDesign.com .

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