American Chemical Society to host free Science CafÉ exploring unique fusion of art and haiku

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2009 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring a free Science CafÉ on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, during the 238th National Meeting of the ACS. “Secrets of the Elements: The Unfinished Universe” will explore the chemistry, history, and poetry of life and the mysteries of an unfolding universe. Admission is free. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

What: “Science CafÉ – Secrets of the Elements” explores a unique fusion of art and haiku. Painting, collage, print, sculpture and haiku meet the periodic table. In a new chapter of an ongoing collaboration, chemist-artist Langley Spurlock and poet John Martin Tarrat tell a story as old as hydrogen and as up to the minute as ununoctium. Science CafÉ is sponsored by the American Chemical Society.

Who: Chemist-artist Langley Spurlock and poet John Martin Tarrat

Where: Clyde’s of Gallery Place, Piedmont Room, 707 7th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. Metro Green, Yellow or Red Lines: Gallery Place-Chinatown

When: Monday, Aug. 17 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Why: A community outreach program designed to raise awareness of the importance of chemistry to everyday life and how art and science intersect.


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