by Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Managing Editor
MOUNT VERNON-Contraptions A to Z, an interactive art exhibit that teaches science by allowing visitors to explore the inner workings of things such as gear ratios in an apple peeler, a flip card movie animation macine and the inside of your eyeball will open at the C A & C depot this Saturday. The exhibit was brought here by the Science Play-Space Initiative, or SPISpot, 227 South Main Street. The exhibit will be on display at the C A & C depot (formerly the Station Break) at the viaduct.
Contraptions A to Z, the art exhibit that teaches science, is from the Clifford Wagner science interactives. Local businesses are sponsoring each letter. KnoxPages.com is sponsoring the X.
One of the Contraptions exhibits already set up at the CA&C depot - Science playspace initiative Facebook photo
Starting this Saturday, December 13, Contraptions A to Z will be open and free to the public Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5pm, Sundays 2-5 p.m., and Monday through Friday 4-8 p.m. through January 24 (except Christmas and New Year's Day)
SPIspot Board President Lori Beach said, "We are thrilled to be able to bring to Mount Vernon and the Knox County commuity our very first science exhibit. It's part art, it's part science and it's very exciting. There's music involved as well."
See www.spispot.org for more details. Free admission but donations will be accepted.
KP radio interviewed Beach and SPI Executive Director Rachel Garcia about Contraptions A to Z. Click here to listen.