Jaguars and High Voltage Lightning At The Valley Of The Moon!by Charles Spillar on Jan. 31, 2012, under arts, Tucson Art
Visitors to Tucson’s historic Valley of the Moon this SATURDAY, February 4, will get two special treats. A chance to witness a woman, Electrice, laughing at 500,000 volts of electricity going through her body and a chance to work on an art project featuring Jaguars.
LIGHTNING STORM ON THE MOON
The Electrical storm event was originally to happen December 3 but because of the rain and cold was postponed to this weekend.
This is the link to the article I wrote about it in December.
Electrice, stands atop a monster Tesla Coil seemingly unprotected while huge electrical discharges of over 500,000 volts leap from her very fingertips from 6:30PM till 8:30PM. She lights lamps by touch and sends scorching sparks skyward from the electrical chain of power!
Performances start at 6:30PM and 7:30PM. Protected from these voltages by a metal screen Faraday cage enclosure, you can sit on top of the coil and be entirely enveloped in an evanescent effluvium of ethereal electrical emanation with absolutely no discomfort whatsoever.
Admission to the event is free, but for only $5 you can take a turn in the Faraday Cage! The Tesla Coil, invented in 1891 by Nikola Tesla, is a high frequency transformer which steps normal house current up to a half-million volts. At such high voltages, the electricity leaps from its conductors into the air in the form of sparks several feet long.
Bring the whole for family for both of these amazing and electrifying events of art and adventure on February 4th at Valley of the Moon.
( The Jaguar project) SEWING SPOTS TOGETHER
Use your creative energy to contribute to a local social art project, Sewing Spots Together: a migrating, recycled, mixed-media, social & environmental art project featuring the jaguar & the fantastic biodiversity around us from 3:00PM till 5:00PM.
This broad-ranging community art-piece will grow as looooooong as we make it & then be displayed throughout Arizona and beyond. All are welcome to contribute to the artwork, and admission is free. Sewing Spots Together was initiated by the Tucson office of Defenders of Wildlife and local artist and educator, Stephanie Bowman, and serves to support Arizona’s native, wildcat as it stretches and roams from the Sonoran Desert to the Amazon Rain Forest and beyond.
See these and other wonders at Valley of the Moon, 2544 East Allen Road, a non-profit historic fantasy fairyland garden park dedicated to the idea that Kindness to All is the Golden Key to Happiness. Built by George Legler in the 1920′s for spiritual relaxation, it continues as an all volunteer national historic district dedicated to preserving the historic sculptures, and a philosophy that Kindness to All is the Golden Key to Happiness.