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Mulvane Art Museum exhibits art as part of Dream Rocket Project

Imagine creating art designed to be out of this world. Several students at St. Mary’s Grade School accomplished just that by participating in the Dream Rocket project.

Dream Rocket artwork submissions designed with the future in mind will be exhibited through July 31 in the Hallway of Learning outside the ArtLab at the Mulvane Art Museum. In 2014, this artwork will be joined with thousands of other submissions to wrap a 363-foot Saturn V Moon Rocket Replica at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

The designated theme of the panels, “Dare to Dream,” is designed to challenge individuals to expand beyond the present state of the world and imagine the future and the contributions the artist could make to that future. These individual dreams & aspirations will combine to create a monumental 32,000 square foot work art, providing a tangible demonstration of the beauty of individuals collaborating to meet universal challenges. 

Started in 2009, the Dream Rocket project has collected art pieces submitted from across the United States and regions of the world, with the goal of amassing 8,000 submissions. To promote the project, collected works are being displayed in libraries, schools and museums. So far, 85 exhibits have been completed and a total of 117 shows have been scheduled since May 2010.

Artwork on exhibit represents 95 school submissions, 11 group, eight individual, and 33 Girl Scout Troop submissions from 22 states as well as Great Britain and Argentina.

Exhibit participants include:

St. Mary’s Grade School, St. Mary’s, Kansas (20)

Rossville Elementary School, Rossville, Kansas

Shawnee Heights High School, Tecumseh, Kansas

Jefferson Co. North High School, Winchester, Kansas

Free State High School, Lawrence, Kansas

Cheney High School, Cheney, Kansas

Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Kansas (5)

Ewalt Elementary School, Augusta, Kansas (16)

Robinson Elementary School, Augusta, Kansas

Meadowlark Elementary School, Salina, Kansas (8)

 

Rainbow Elementary School, Madison, Alabama

Central School, Huntsville, Alabama

1st Baptist Church, Rogersville, Alabama

Chaffee Elementary School, Huntsville, Alabama

Monrovia Elementary School, Huntsville, Alabama

The Altamont School, Birmingham, Alabama

Greengate School, Huntsville, Alabama

Athens High School, Athens, Alabama

Fresh Air Family’s after School Program at Montevallo Middle School, Birmingham, Alabama

Fresh Air Family’s after School Program at St. Barnabus School, Birmingham, Alabama

Columbia Elementary School, Madison, Alabama

Brunetta C. Hill Elementary School, Pelham, Alabama

Councill Elementary School, Pelham, Alabama


Katrina Santos, Fremont, California

Christine Prentice, Sierra Madre, California

Kayitah Nacori Vargas and Girl Scout Troop 33101, Oakland, California

 

Girl Scout Troop 1327, Aurora, Colorado

 

William Evertson, Hampton, Connecticut

 

Nancy Steinson and Marlina Steinson, Roswell, Georgia

 

Cartwheel Youth Club, West Yorkshire, England

University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, England

Netherhall Learning Camp, West Yorkshire, England

 

Junior Girl Scout Troop 99, Navarre, Florida

Girl Scout Troop 424, Pensacola, Florida

Girl Scout Troop 448, Pensacola, Florida

Girl Scout Troop 325, Pensacola, Florida

Girl Scout Troop 302, Pensacola, Florida

Girl Scout Troop 20969, Palm Beach County, Florida

Rhea-Donna Reyes, Tallahassee, Florida

Girl Scout Troop 442, Tallahassee, Florida

Girl Scout Troop 774, Panama City Beach, Florida

 

Visionary Learning Academy, Atlanta, Georgia

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum Patrons, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Girl Scout Troop 273, Breda, Iowa

 

Girl Scout Troop 1245, Erlanger, Kentucky

Girl Scout Troop 596, Union, Kentucky

The Geiger Family, Erlanger, Kentucky

Girl Scout Troop 1047, Monticello, Kentucky

Girl Scout Troop 222, Richmond, Kentucky

Girl Scout Troop 271, Lexington, Kentucky

Girl Scout Troop 79, Versailles, Kentucky

 

Ann E. Ruthsdottir, Brunswick, Maine

 

Glenda Neal and Family, Laurel, Maryland

 

Janice Jones, Methuen, Massachusetts

William McKinley Elementary School, Revere, Massachusetts

Beachmont Veterans Memorial School, Revere, Massachusetts

Paul Revere Innovation School, Revere, Massachusetts (5)

 

Girl Scout Troop 30036, New Baltimore, Michigan

 

Girl Scout Troop 52822, Forest Lake, Minnesota

 

Brownies Girl Scout Troop 3271, Blue Springs, Missouri

 

Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

Girl’s Inc, Syracuse, New York

Girl Scout Troop 2292, Brooklyn, New York

Girl Scout Troop 3054, New York, New York

Girl Scout Troop PS 23, Staten Island, New York

 

   

Girl Scout Troop 48378, Felicity, Ohio

Girl Scout Troop 48377, Mt. Orab, Ohio

Susi Soler, Worthington, Ohio

Walnut Springs Middle School, Westerville, Ohio (17)

 

 Neighborhood Art House and Max Riley, Erie, Pennsylvania

   

Girl Scout Troop 2692, Spartanburg, South Carolina

 

Girl Scout Troop 3522, Mansfield, Texas


Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Dane County in Fitchburg, Wisconsin

 

A range of themes can be found such as community, conservation, education, environment, freedom, health, mixed, music, nature, peace, and space.

The designated overall 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 square foot work of 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.

The Dream Rocket Project was founded by Jennifer Marsh in a response to the growing need within her community for supplemental arts education for public schools, community arts, and perhaps most importantly, an outlet for individuals around the world to find common ground.

Marsh currently resides as fellow of the Donald B. and Twila Catron Sr. Professorship of Art at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. More information about the International Fiber Collaborative and its current project is available online at www.thedreamrocket.com.

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Contact:

The Dream Rocket Project: Jennifer Marsh, (614) 561-9057, jennifer@thedreamrocket.com

Mulvane Art Museum: Cindi Morrison, director, (785) 670-1124, cindi.morrison@washburn.edu 
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