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Handforth Gallery 
2014 Exhibitions


Here, There, and Everywhere:
Everyday Science Through Analogy, Near and Far
Developed by the Chandra X-ray Center, at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in Cambridge, MA, and supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
August 5 - 31

A leaf falls from a tree, dancing in a breeze as it floats to the ground. In the playground across the street, laughing children tighten their grips to hold themselves on the merry-go-round. Back in the kitchen, a metal lid rattles under the pressure of steam escaping from the tea kettle below. Our daily experiences reveal much about how our world works. Thinking about everyday examples from the world around us helps form our basic understanding of physics.

As far as we know, these laws of physics are universal.
They apply here.
They apply there.
They apply everywhere.

Here, There, and Everywhere connects cross-cutting science content (in Earth and planetary sciences and astrophysics) with everyday phenomena, helping to demonstrate the universality of physical laws and the connection between our everyday world and the universe as a whole to non-experts.The main feature behind this project is a series of spectacular visual comparisons that span from the human scale on Earth to some of the largest structures in the cosmos.


Drawn the Road Again:
Sketches by Chandler O'Leary
September 11 - October 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday, October 16 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Drawn the Road Again is Chalndler O' Leary's illustrated travel blog. The exhibite chronicles her travels through her sketchbook drawings, and has inspired a whole series of travel illustrations. http://chandleroleary.com/drawntheroad/

About the artist
"I am an illustrator, letterer(erer) and entrepreneur living and working in Tacoma, Washington. I graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and I have run my in-house imprint, Anagram Press, since 2004. I was born 50 miles west of Wall Drug, grew up on Cape Cod, spent a year in Rome, and have crept more or less westward ever since. Now I've settled in a historic Craftsman house just a few blocks from the shores of Puget Sound, where I get to hear gulls again-my favorite sound in the world. I spend my days drawing pictures, my winters doing weird seasonal-foodie things like storing squash in the attic, and every free moment criss-crossing the continent on winding back roads."

"In addition to doing illustration and lettering work for clients, I spend a lot of my time on personal side projects. Besides the products I create under my Anagram Press brand, I am also one half of the creative team behind the Dead Feminists poster series."