Sherri Sapp, library assistant with the Nassau County Public Library System, with quilt selections from the Dream Rocket Art Exhibit at the Yulee branch library.
Dream Rocket art at library
The Yulee Branch Library at the Florida State College Nassau Center is proud and honored to host the Dream Rocket Art Exhibit. There are 30 artwork submissions on display. This art will eventually make its way to Huntsville, Ala., to be joined with other pieces to wrap the 363-foot Saturn V Moon Rocket replica at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
The Dream Rocket Project has been collecting art pieces submitted from across the United States and around the world, with a goal to collect 8,000 submissions by 2014. The Saturn V is 48 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, and when wrapped will create a monumental 32,000-square-foot work of art. Prior to the wrapping, all submissions are being displayed in venues such as libraries, schools, museums and community locations. One hundred exhibits have been completed and a total of 129 shows have been scheduled since May 2010.
The artwork on display in Yulee represents submissions from nine states and an international submission from Great Britain. Twenty-one of the submissions came from groups and individuals located in Florida, including 12 panels created by summer camp attendees at the Miller Freedom Boys and Girls Club of Nassau County.
The overall theme of the project is “Dare to Dream” and challenges individuals to expand beyond the present state of the world and to imagine the future. A range of this theme can be found in the artwork, including community, conservation, diversity, education, equality, health and peace.
The exhibit will be on display through Sunday. Yulee library hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-noon. The library is located at the FSCJ Nassau Center at 76346 William Burgess Blvd.