The Harrington Gallery in the Firehouse Arts Center is hosting a major installation titled "Convergences: Science, Technology, and Art" from this Saturday (Sept. 28) through Oct. 26.
The exhibit opens with an artists' reception from 1-3 p.m. next Saturday (Sept. 28), and the public is invited to explore the works, meet and chat with the artists, and enjoy light refreshments. A donation of $5 is suggested.
"Unique artistic visions of the planet, space and human biology come together in 'Convergences,' an innovative exhibit focused on artists who practice at the intersections of science, technology and art," gallery curator Alena Sauzade said.
She noted the works will range from abstracted graphite drawings of the earth from above, to sculpted biological macro structures, and that they all in some way examine fundamental questions about human life, the fragility of the earth, and the possibilities of life beyond our planet.
The artists, who used a variety of media, are Kimberely D'Adamo Green, Scott Kildall, Ray Koh, Christy Kovacs, Hannah Perrine Mode, Sarah Ratchye and Christine Weir.
In conjunction with "Convergences," the city's Young@Art program is offering a special class for ages 5-11, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Oct. 17. Participants will visit the exhibit, then learn to use art techniques to explore the natural world. Register at www.pleasantonfun.com, code 16078. Fees are $18 for Pleasanton residents, and $21 for non-residents.
Also opening Saturday (Sept. 28) is the first Firehouse Arts Showcase, celebrating the center's art programs and classes, which organizers are planning as an annual event. On display will be works by youth participants in the Future Art teen program. Advanced students in watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic painting and pastel will be featured in this installation in the Grand Atrium Lobby and Hallway galleries of the Firehouse Arts Center.
The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Ave. For hours and more information, visit www.firehousearts.org or call 931-4849.