Looking for an art exhibit with a unique perspective? Look no further than the photographic exhibit opening June 20 at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre – “Space Odyssey 2019.”
The exhibit from astronaut Scott Kelly will feature sunsets, moonrises, the aurora borealis and the luminous, hazy tapestry of the Milky Way. Kelly presents snapshots of life and work on the International Space Station, from spacewalks to selfies. But floating 250 miles above it all, he takes the earth itself as his celestial muse.
“While breaking records for being in outer space, astronaut Scott Joseph Kelly talked to President Obama about what he was seeing and pictures he was taking,” said Fatima NeJame, president and CEO of Palm Beach Photographic Centre. “The president encouraged him to share his pictures with the world via Twitter and Instagram.”
Photos include hurricanes, wrinkled mountains and New York City shining like a galaxy.
“This exhibition celebrates the best of his pictures and his voyages as well as a bonus look at best pictures of NASA’s amazing history.
A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station on three expeditions. He set records for the total accumulated number of days spent in space and for the single longest space mission by an American astronaut.
The exhibit runs June 20 to Aug. 3. An opening reception will be held Thursday, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. and is free to attend.
The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is inside the City Center municipal complex in downtown West Palm Beach at 415 Clematis St.
For more information, go online to workshop.org.
Pictured above: December 21, 2015, ISS, Low Earth Orbit: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, 52, is seen floating during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station.