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Explorit's Feather Art Soars into The Pence Gallery

This article appeared in the September 30, 2016 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


Join Explorit Science Center for a very special installment of our Community Science Project “Feathers in Your World” at The Pence Art Gallery. Opening Friday, October 7, this “Feathers in Art” exhibition will bring the science and wonder of feathers to the arts with a display of feather-oriented art pieces and a hands-on feather art project for all as part of The Pence Gallery’s Art After Dark event.


Don’t miss out on a fascinating, “Feathers In Art” feathery exhibition experience. Explorit Science Center’s “Feathers in Your World” project will create a display of the many ways feathers are integrated in our art and culture. Collaborating with local artists Explorit will showcase the magnificence of feathers and especially their use in art now and through the ages.


The exhibition will open Friday, October 7, just in time for “Art After Dark”, one of The Pence Gallery’s community events organized on the first Friday of the month. “Art After Dark” combines live music, performance and interactive art with food and drink. Tickets are $10/$8 for students/$5 for Pence Gallery members at the door or available on The Pence Gallery’s website.


Explorit’s contribution to the October 7th “Art After Dark” will include art from Todd Pickering (Bay Area photographer), Frank Day, Maidu tribe artist (1902-1976), Elizabeth Soloman (Sacramento artist), Harrison Begay, Navajo artist (1917-2012), and local photographers Lars Anderson and Anne Hance, as well as a feather art project for visitors to make themselves! Explorit’s “Feathers in Art” exhibition will run through November 7th at The Pence Gallery at 212 D St. in Davis.



Explorit’s coming events:


  • Explorit’s Exploration Gallery is open to the public every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and every Friday, 3:00-6:00 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 per person; Explorit members, teachers and children 2 and under are free. Come check out the new Nano Mini Exhibition!

  • Save the date for Explorit’s Major Fall Fundraiser with Andrea Wulf, author of The Invention of Nature: How Alexander von Humboldt Revolutionized Our World at the Veterans Memorial Theater on Friday, October 28.  Please go to for tickets and special offer for new memberships plus ticket.

  • Help Explorit solve a sci-fi mystery at Spooky Science Night coming Saturday, October 22, preview night for Girl Scouts on Friday, October 21! Tickets are $10/person available at the door each night. Unlike anything you’ve experienced before!

  • Calling all 5th-8th graders--join our new Conservation Club, in partnership with Think Elephants International! Explorit is collaborating on a 4-workshop series with Think Elephants International, Inc. to expose students to the study of animal behavior, scientific research, and in-situ conservation, while focusing on the Asian elephant. The series of four workshops is scheduled for October 15 (9 AM-12 PM), October 22 (9 AM-12 PM), October 29 (9 AM-12 PM), and November 5 (5 PM-8 PM). Students are required to attend all four workshops. The registration fee for the workshop series is $130, with 25% of the proceeds going to Think Elephants International. Call Explorit to register now at 530-756-0191 or email Alfreda at

  • Interested in membership?  Think your Explorit membership may have lapsed?  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 to check or sign up!

  • Birthdays are back at Explorit!  Call Explorit at 530-756-0191 for more information or to book your party.



Explorit Science Center is located at 3141 5th St. For more information call (530) 756-0191 or visit, or “like” us on Facebook at
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