Panoply Festival mixes arts and sciences to attract all ages and personalities

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -  We're only a few days away from the biggest art festival in the south, but even if you aren't typically a right-brained thinker, the festival has activities to feed your inner engineer.

Whether it's through music, dance, or art, you'll find a science or math lesson. "Some people seem to think that science and art are in two completely different worlds, but especially with wonder waves, we're seeing how art informs science, and science informs art," said Daniela Perallon, Spokeswoman for Arts Huntsville

Panoply Arts Festival implemented STEAM exhibits several years ago. STEAM, standing for science, technology, engineering, art and math is a way for you to get hands-on lessons in these subjects, explained through art. "We're going to have the Huntsville art company there and they're going to be teaching about balance and simple machines and how they create simple machines with the moves they do in ballet," said Perallon.

From there, you can make a bracelet or key chain, with your name in binary code or "see" music through lasers. "Arts education is really important to Arts Huntsville as well as arts education advocacy and as we see stem growing as an effort in the United States we really want people to see that the arts play into that," said Perallon.

Because at the end of the day, every engineer, scientist and mathematician is an artist too, just in a different form.

The festival is April 29- May 1.

For more information on the events go to http://www.artshuntsville.org/panoply-faq/

 

 

 

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