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Led by the San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN), the DNA of Creativity has funded fascinating projects that meld art and science in powerful, unexpected ways that can actually make a difference in our natural and urban environment. With the $30,000 received from various grants, The DNA of Creativity projects have explored preserving wildlife in urban areas (Urban Succession) and have created a smart phone app to help locals find art events (SD View Art Now).
Another project, Sea Changes: ACT, explores climate change, pollution and dwindling fish populations. After two years of hard work, the project took a major step in the “what the whaaat?” direction.
Glass art created by San Diego artist Michelle Kurtis Cole were placed in a tank at the Birch Aquarium more than five months ago to test coral regeneration. A few weeks ago, coral began to grow upon the glass art, which Kurtis Cole says has “exciting implications for what could be possible at a larger scale” since coral reefs are currently dying in unexpectedly high rates in the wild.
While I can’t fully comprehend the scientific consequences of this finding (Sadly, I can barely figure out the 20 percent tip at dinner), I can say that the results are beautiful to view.
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"Christmas gifts made by local artists for all the weirdos in your life..."
What is that supposed to mean?
That many of the vendors sell funny, kooky gifts, so it's a great place to find something cool for that lovable weirdo in your life.
Adding to the Culture Report, because that's how I roll. Space 4 Art's search for permanence: http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-12481-space-4-arts-search-for-permanence.htmlSpace 4 Art's search for permanencehttp://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/article-12481-space-4-arts-search-for-permanence.htmlPhoto courtesy of Space 4 Art Standing in the parking lot of Space 4 Art, you can see four giant nearby cranes cutting up through the horizon, ready to help build the next stage of urban infill projects in San Diego's once-dilapidated, now-booming Ea...