Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Fair In The Park September 11, 12, 13 2009 Mellon

The Power Flower will be featured at A Fair In The Park September 11-13 2009

@ Mellon Park (right next to Pittsburgh Center for the Arts on Fifth Ave in Shadyside)

Friday: 1 PM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM

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."

Track the whereabouts of the Power Flower here.

About A Fair In The Park

from their website

2009 will be the 40th year for A Fair in the Park, an annual contemporary craft festival presented by The Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh. Our festival is held in the lush surroundings of Mellon Park, adjacent to The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Nestled between Squirrel Hill and Shadyside, this 16 acre park provides us with a casual ambience that allows us to showcase artist's in a natural setting, and helps make it one of the most enjoyable events of the season. Rated one of 'Sunshine Artists' top 100 art shows nationwide, A Fair in the Park features the overall highest quality crafts and art that consistently obtain a high rating from our participants.

An estimated 20,000+ attend, many are dedicated customers that enjoy the opportunity to interact with 100 American craft artists working in Clay, Textile, Jewelry, Glass, Metal, Wood and Mixed Medias. In addition to the vast array of fine craft and art demonstrations, A Fair in the Park also features three days of live regional and national music, children activities, a bountiful food concession, plus a variety of unique outdoor entertainment. Rain or shine, this is an event not to be missed!