Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean shares his experiences, both as a part of the NASA space program (Bean was the fourth man to walk on the Moon) and most recently as an accomplished artist, in a one-hour presentation at the Arvada Center on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Bean’s presentation, which will be held in the Arvada Center’s indoor theater, includes personal stories about his experience on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission. Bean served as Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 12 mission, which marked the second lunar landing for NASA. Apollo 12 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 14, 1969. The mission marked the first opportunity for extensive scientific exploration of the Moon.
The presentation also includes Bean’s more recent experiences as a painter. His artwork focuses on space as he attempts to artistically record for future generations humankind’s first exploration of another world. His Arvada Center appearance incorporates a large number of slides, many of which feature his original work.
In addition to the presentation and slide show, the audience is invited to participate in a question answer session with Bean during this special event.
Tickets for Bean’s presentation are just $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance (reservations are recommended) by calling the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939.
Prior to his evening presentation, Bean will attend a dinner for Arvada Center donors who have made gifts of $250 or more. Bean will also be the featured speaker at the LMC Community Foundation’s 2001 Healthy Community Awards Luncheon. Both events will be held at the Arvada Center. For more information on the dinner, contact Desiree Parrott Alcorn at 303-431-3901. For details on the luncheon, contact Jeanine Spellman at 720-898-5920.
Bean’s presentation is part of the Honoring the Sky project, a collaboration between the Arvada Center and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This exciting project encourages the public to take time to look at the sky, to rediscover the joy of gazing at the stars, watching clouds change shape and much more. Through both art and cultural exhibitions, tours, classes and performances, the Center and the Museum invite visitors to explore the sky this fall. For more information on Honoring the Sky, call the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939 or visit the Center’s website at www.arvadacenter.org. Partners in this project include: SCFD Millennium funds, Colorado Council on the Arts, the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado and the LMC Community Foundation.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is the metro area's tenth largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on Wadsworth, the Arvada Center is just a short 20-minute drive from downtown Denver. For more information call the Arvada Center box office at 303-431-3939 or visit the Center's website at arvadacenter.org. For media requests, contact Kristin Stork, director of media relations, at 303-431-3962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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