Long Island Explorium presents The Resilience Project.

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Art and Science capturing OUR Resilient spirit

What is the Resilience Project?

We launch the Resilience Project as a symbolic representation of the perseverance and resilience of the human spirit. Although at times we might feel like we are hanging on by a thread, our human spirit, both individually and as a community holds us together.

For 8 weeks, the Explorium will be home to works of art inspired by nature and science. As we move forward as a community, this "exhibition" serves as a reminder that we are resilient in the face of challenges.

Nature grows and survives.

Science pushes the boundaries of what is possible.

We, too, will grow, survive, and push through challenges.

Come enjoy the art exhibits by locally and nationally renowned artists. All artworks will be on display in the museum. Each week, we will have a featured artist and interactive STEAM activity for all visitors.

The Resilience Project exhibition is organized in partnership with artist and Explorium friend Tali Hinkis aka LoVid.

The Resilience project kicks off Earth Day weekend... Registration opens 4/17/21

The Art Fundraiser Sale is Now Live

How to Buy an Art Piece:

Come view the artwork on-site and purchase at the Explorium.

Special Viewing dates:
Wednesday, April 28th, and Wednesday, May 5th from 5:30 - 6:30pm.  To RSVP, contact Tali Hinkis.

Online sale of the artwork has begun. Please visit our online store to purchase

If you're interested in arranging shipping for a piece of artwork or have additional questions please contact Maria Obiols at mobiols@longislandexplorium.org.

Payment options: By check or credit card. If paying by credit card, all applicable processing fees will be included in the final sale price.

The buyer will bear the cost of shipping, where applicable.

Support our Resilience Project

All original artwork displayed will be available for sale. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go towards the Explorium as it continues to move forward in its path to recovery post COVID. Learn more.

How do I participate in the Resilience Project?

For 8 weeks, guests and visitors can enjoy a mix of interactive hands-on STEAM activities both onsite in the museum, as well as outdoors behind the Explorium building, and virtually. These activities are included in the cost of your private play visit or FREE, where indicated. 

Support the Resilience Project. All artwork on display is available for purchase. 50% of all proceeds will go towards supporting the Long Island Explorium. All artwork will be on sale on ONE day only, April 24th. 

Resilience

LoVid
Resilience
2017
Ink painting and inkjet print on watercolor paper
13X13 inches
$2,200 + Sales Tax

Artist: Jillian Macdonald

Untitled, 2021
Coloured pencil on paper 
30x22”
$1500

April 24th - April 30th:

Let's Go Natural

4/24 - 4/30: Inside the museum, for visitors who book a 90-minute or 45-minute timeslot:
Let's Go Natural

Join us for an interactive workshop all about seed dispersal! In celebration of Jillian Macdonald’s beautiful artwork honoring plants’ incredible root systems, our visitors today will be getting creative with methods of seed dispersal! Museum visitors will have the opportunity to create a native plant seed ball, and then engineer a way to launch their seed ball so that the seeds can take root!

4/24:
Location: Outside the museum, FREE Music activity: Mountain Maidens 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dickens Festival favorites The Mountain Maidens raise their energetic vocal harmonies and traditional instruments in a celebration of spring and renewal.
Their songs are a delight for all ages, and you might even find yourself singing and clapping along with their cheerful spirited tunes.

Location: Behind the museum, FREE activity: Guess the seed! 
12:00 PM - 3: 00 PM
Mosey on down to the museum and test your Botany Expertise!

FREE seed giveaway.  Can you guess what this seed will be when it grows up? Play this matching game and see if you are an expert botanist.

Artist: Jillian Macdonald

Untitled, 2021
Coloured pencil on paper 
30x22”
$1500

Jillian McDonald
Untitled
2021
Coloured pencil on paper
30 x 22 inches

$2000 + Sales Tax

Support the Resilience Project. All artwork on display is available for purchase. 50% of all proceeds will go towards supporting the Long Island Explorium. All artwork will be available for sale.

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May 1st - May 2nd

It's In Our DNA

5/1 - 5/2:  Inside the museum, for visitors who book a 90-minute or 45-minute timeslot:
It's In Our DNA

Join us for an interactive investigation into the Blueprint of Life! In celebration of Laura Splan’s gorgeous artwork ‘Renatured’, our visitors today will be examining DNA.
Using simple household materials we will extract DNA from fruit. Imagine being able to collect the directions for how to make a strawberry - come down to the museum and find out how!

5/1:
Location: Behind the museum, free activity:  Beach Walk & Trash Collection with AMSEAS 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us and AMSEAS for a beach walk and trash collection! Come one, come all to assist the Long Island Explorium and AMSEAS to clean up our beach! We will meet behind the museum, in the turtle park by the Big Chair, at 10am. Supplies will be provided by AMSEAS. Come and earn your volunteer hours working for the community in a Covid-safe outdoor activity!

Laura Splan
Renatured (Raspberry/Slate/Violet)
2021
chromogenic prints
(Edition of 5 + 1 Artist Proof)
24 x 24 inches

$900 + Sales Tax

Support the Resilience Project. All artwork on display is available for purchase. 50% of all proceeds will go towards supporting the Long Island Explorium. All artwork will be available for sale.

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May 3rd - May 9th

Run the Colors

5/3 - 5/9:   Inside the museum, for visitors who book a 90-minute or 45-minute timeslot:
Run the Colors

Join us for an interactive activity in which we investigate the magnificent water transport system in trees! In celebration of Han Qin’s incredible artwork ‘New Growth’, our visitors today will be taking a closer look at how trees suck water up from the ground using the beautiful technique of chromatography!

5/8: FREE outdoor workshop: "Our Water, Our Lives" organization - Build your own aquifer
Time: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM
Location: Behind the museum,
We will be joined by special guests from Our Water Our Lives! Olivia and Laura will be set up outside the museum, hosting interactive activities for our visitors. Come and make an aquifer in a bottle!

Han Qin
New Growth 1
2020
Fine art print on high-glossy paper
Charcoal and Cyanotype on paper
19 x 13 inches
$1,600
+ Sales Tax

Support the Resilience Project. All artwork on display is available for purchase. 50% of all proceeds will go towards supporting the Long Island Explorium. All artwork will be available for sale.

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May 10th - May 21st

Do Sea Turtles Have a GPS?

5/10 - 5/22:   Inside the museum, for visitors who book a 90-minute or 45-minute timeslot:
Do sea turtles have a GPS?

Join us for an interactive activity, all about sea turtle navigation! This week we are celebrating the wonderful artwork of Rachel Frank, who finds sea turtles just as inspiring as we do. Did you know loggerhead turtles can detect magnetic fields and create their own ‘magnetic map’ of the coastline. This lets them return home every year to exactly the same beach to reproduce, even after crossing whole oceans! Our visitors today will be creating their own navigating turtles and helping them to find their way home.

5/15: In-Person/ Virtual Workshop:
AMSEAS Focus on Turtles.
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS) Focus on Turtles. A virtual/in-person workshop learning about turtles. Join in and craft our own turtles.

5/15: Enjoy music from the Explorium's Balcony: Musician TBD
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Rachel Frank
Indicator Turtle Shell Offering Vessel Matrix (Green/Blue/Gold)
2020
Stoneware ceramic with glazes and gold lustre, rattail string, acrylic, and epoxy putty.
9 x 16.5 x 12 inches
$2,800 + Sales Tax

Support the Resilience Project. All artwork on display is available for purchase. 50% of all proceeds will go towards supporting the Long Island Explorium. All artwork will be available for sale.

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May 22nd- May 23rd

Dye-ing up a Storm!

5/22: In-Person/ Virtual Workshop: Dye-ing up a Storm!
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
During this workshop, we’ll be using pigments from nature like turmeric to explore a sustainable textile dyeing process. With the pigment, water, and a bit of heat, each participant will end the workshop with their very own dyed fabric!

5/22- 5/23:   Inside the museum, for visitors who book a 90-minute or 45-minute timeslot:
Dye-ing up a Storm II!
Join us for an interactive activity using natural dyes! This week, we’re celebrating Brooke Singer’s artwork ‘Site Profile Flag,’ which uses the physical, biological, and chemical properties of soil to create brightly colored flags. Using pigments found in nature and a little bit of heat, guests will have the opportunity to use the textile dyes for themselves.

Brooke Singer
Profile Site Flag #3 (Prospect Park, Brooklyn)
2019
natural dyed linen cotton
53 x 60 inches
$6,500 + Sales Tax

Support the Resilience Project. All artwork on display is available for purchase. 50% of all proceeds will go towards supporting the Long Island Explorium. All artwork will be available for sale.

Bloom and Burn

May 24th- May 30th

Piecing it all Together

5/24- 5/30:   Inside the museum, for visitors who book a 90-minute or 45-minute timeslot:
Piecing it all Together
Join us for an interactive activity creating photo collages. More details to come.

5/29: Free outdoor workshop hosted by our friends from Gallery North.
Location: Behind the museum
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Participants will experiment and get creative making sculptures from found objects.

5/29: Free outdoor workshop hosted by our friends from Gallery North.
Location: Behind the museum
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us for a lecture on the sea turtles of New York with AMSEAS! Learn more about these fascinating creatures and the important work that AMSEAS do to help with their conservation.
This lecture is aimed at adults and young adults and will be held via Zoom

5/30: Behind the museum, free activity & Volunteer Opportunity
Beach Walk & Trash Collection with AMSEAS 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us and AMSEAS for a beach walk and trash collection! Come one, come all to assist the Long Island Explorium and AMSEAS to clean up our beach! We will meet behind the museum, in the turtle park by the Big Chair, at 10am. Supplies will be provided by AMSEAS. Come and earn your volunteer hours working for the community in a Covid-safe outdoor activity!

LoVid
Bloom and Burn,
2019

Mixed media collage
$800

Support the Resilience Project. All artwork on display is available for purchase. 50% of all proceeds will go towards supporting the Long Island Explorium. All artwork will be available for sale.

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May 31st - June 6th

Lunar Rover & Who's afraid of Creepy Crawlies?

5/31- 6/4:   Inside the museum, for visitors who book a 90-minute or 45-minute timeslot:
Join us for an interactive activity, in which we investigate the adaptations of different bird beaks! This week we are celebrating the artwork of Zachary White, who was inspired by earthworms. We all know that earthworms make a delicious snack for a bird, but which beak is best for catching them?

6/5:
Location: Outside the museum, FREE Music activity: Jeff Bellanca
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Stop by then support the museum after this free wonderful outdoor music event and enjoy the music of Jeff Bellanca, Improvisational Guitarist of Classic Jam 1.

6/5- 6/6:   Inside the museum, for visitors who book a 45-minute timeslot:
We investigate the lives and habits of those useful little creatures, worms! This week we are celebrating the stunning artwork of Zachary White, who was inspired by worms. Visitors this weekend become animal behaviorists as they design respectful, animal-friendly experiments to investigate the senses and reactions of earthworms.

 

Zachary White
worm game, 17 cells,
March 16
15 x 15 inches
$1,500 + Sales Tax

 

Support the Resilience Project. All artwork on display is available for purchase. 50% of all proceeds will go towards supporting the Long Island Explorium. All artwork will be available for sale.

June 7th - June 13th

Is There Life Out There?

6/7- 6/13:   Inside the museum, for visitors who book a 90-minute or 45-minute timeslot:
Create a Lunar Rover
Join us for an interactive activity, in which we investigate how to travel the Moon! This week we are celebrating the gorgeous artwork of Elizabeth Tolson, whose patchwork quilt is made up of views of the Moon. In our activity, we will be designing and building lunar Rovers, thinking about how to engineer them to work in that alien landscape.

6/12: Outside the museum, free activity
Musicians on the Balcony

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
More details to come.

Elizabeth Tolson
Large Moon Surface Study
hand-dyed cotton fabric, cotton batting, hand dye silk yard
36 x 58 inches
$3,200 + Sales Tax

Support the Resilience Project. All artwork on display is available for purchase. 50% of all proceeds will go towards supporting the Long Island Explorium. All artwork will be available for sale.

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"Our family had a great time yesterday. We haven't done much since Covid so it was really nice to go out and enjoy a fun family day. There is so much there for the kids to do."

 

"We had such a fun day today!! Our Museum Guide was so patient with my daughter and brother. Explained the different activities beautifully. We are excited to sign up for a future program!"

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