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Take a Trip to the Tropics with Art After Dark

This article appeared in the June 2, 2017 edition of the Davis Enterprise.

Take a Trip to the Tropics with Art After Dark

Hawaiian flower leis. Photo by Janine.


By Lisa Justice

Special to the Enterprise


Hawaiian culture is in full bloom at the Pence Gallery on Friday, June 2 for Art After Dark. Art After Dark is the Pence Gallery’s monthly mash up of live music, interactive art, science, and food and drink.


This month’s theme, Leilani, builds on Malia Landis’s show “Pacific Bloom,” now showing at the Pence through June 11. Inspired by the flora, fauna and culture of the Hawaiian Islands, Leilani celebrates the beauty of tropical nature.


Explorit Science Center will once again be teaming up with the Pence to provide the science of this amazing art/science fusion event. Join Explorit to experience the wonders of color through chromatography while designing your own tropical flowers.


Art After Dark takes place at the Pence Gallery, 7:00-10:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and is free this month. So don’t miss this chance to experience a little piece of Hawaii right here in Davis.



Explorit’s coming events:


●      Summer Science Camp registration is open now. Find all the details

●      Dig in at Explorit on Saturday, June 3 (9 am-12 pm) as we get the Explorit Science Center ready for our summer events. We are looking for volunteers who can help with gardening, weeding, pruning, mulching, painting, power-washing, and more. We have a limited supply of gloves and tools, so please bring your own gloves and tools if possible. Wheelbarrows, rakes, brooms, hedge shears and shovels would also be helpful. Please email Alfreda at to RSVP your availability or contact me at (530) 756-0191 for more information. Thank you so much for your support.

●      Save the date of Sunday, August 27 for Explorit’s annual end of summer Final Blast celebration, a full day of fun for the whole community.

●      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.

●      Interested in helping out the community through board membership? Explorit is currently seeking individuals in the community to serve as members of our volunteer board. Please call or email for additional information on how to apply.

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

●      Birthdays are fun with science at Explorit! Choose Super Birthday Party topics to make this a special event. 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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