EXPERIENCE THE ART OF PING PONG

DATE: 8/28/18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Michelle Hammarstrom
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Experience the Art of Ping Pong
Rogers Experimental House Serves Up New Event

Rogers, AR—The Rogers Experimental House (RXH) invites the public to come to downtown Rogers this Saturday, September 1, for the Frisco Festival and while you are there, take a break from the heat to play some ping pong. The Art of Ping Pong is a fundraiser to support the projects and mission of the Rogers Experimental House.

WHEN: 9/1/18 from 2pm to 8pm during the Frisco Festival
WHERE: 121 W. Walnut St., Rogers, Arkansas 72756

Rogers Experimental House on the corner of Walnut and 2nd street in Downtown Rogers, will be hosting a day of fun for all, that will also help support our mission. 100% of the proceeds will help support this flexible platform of our maker space to provide a space for creative activities and to help incubate the cultural fabric of Northwest Arkansas.

WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING:

THE PING PONG TOURNAMENT will be managed by the NWA Tennis Table Club and will be a single, knock-out style with a $5 single or $10 team entry fee. Players are teamed up against one another and only winners may advance to the next round. This style is perfect for larger groups because it requires the fewest matches and so takes the shortest amount of time.

THE PING PONG ART ACTIVITIES

1. 'Jackson Pong It' canvas area - We are going to set up an area to let kids roll ping pong balls around on paper, so they can paint the paper in a unique way and make art.

2. Pongillism art piece - Buy a ball, each is a $1, and attach to large area set up for Pointillism piece. Be part of a larger community piece.

3. Ping Pong sculpture - Buy a ball and lets make an unique piece of art together. Or buy as many as you want and make your own piece.

4. An art silent auction. Bid on some amazing fluid art on canvas paintings donated to raise money for RXH by Marie Haley. She has been running our most popular class out of our space.

THE DRINKS are being donated by Bentonville Brewing Company.

THE PRIZES - Dayton Castleman, president of the RXH Board of Directors, is providing a 3-D printing demonstration and fabricating the 1st place trophy right in front of your eyes. The 1st prize winner will also receive an RXH gift package including an RXH logo shirt and mug.

Spectators are also invited to watch and contribute tax deductible donations to help keep this amazing space for future community events.

About Rogers Experimental House
The Rogers Experimental House (RXH) is a 501c3 organization housed in a temporary project space located at 121 W Walnut in Downtown Rogers. The RXH provides a creative studio devoted to identifying space and resources to help independent and community-generated creative projects develop and become a reality. The vision of the Rogers Experimental House is to provide a permanent user-activated, non-profit platform for learning and experimentation encompassing visual art and design, fabrication and prototyping, culinary arts, performing arts, and start-up incubation. The organization is located in the historic community of downtown Rogers, Arkansas, and driven by core values of collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and teaching. www.experimentalhouse.com

 

Art of Awareness Workshop

Contact: Shawna Elliott, shawna@theempoweredpainter.com, 469.684.7434
Art isn’t just for fun and kids.

Event:  Art of Awareness Workshop
Friday, September 7th, 9:30-4pm
Rogers Experimental House, 121 W Walnut St., Rogers, AR. 72756

This full day workshop will give you the practical tools you need to live a life that is more authentic and aligned with who you really are. 

This workshop is for:

·         Anyone who feels “stuck” and unfulfilled in his or her life, career or relationships.
·         Anyone struggling with an unexpected life transition; who feels like they need a fresh start.  
·         Anyone who wants to have a creative and self-discovery experience.

Co-facilitators:

Nancy Kay; licensed professional counselor, certified coach, best-selling author and former registered nurse, and Shawna Elliott; national selling artist, art instructor, author and creativity coach, walk participants through self-exploratory exercises and uses creative, fun art activities to help individuals:

·         use art-making as a tool to relieve grief, anxiety and depression
·         use art to foster a greater sense of personal well-being
·         become more self-aware and present
·         discover sometimes subconscious feelings and negative patterns of thinking that may be holding him or her back from reaching identified goals and life-long dreams.
·         begin the process of living the life he or she really wants to live. 

To get tickets and more details, register online at www.artofawareness.info

COST: $79

FOR DETAILS AND UPDATES:  FACEBOOK:  @ArtofAwareness
WEBSITE:  www.artofawareness.info

Art of Awareness is an art and wellness workshop designed to help others live more fulfilled lives through increasing self-awareness and using their creative power.   For more information, visit www.artofawareness.info 

Better Home Brewing Through Engineering, Science, and Making.

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muBrew is a Rogers-based home brewing outfit, and they are setting up a laboratory and project space in the coming days to begin designing and fabricating technology-driven home brewing equipment, tools, and accessories at Rogers Experimental House.

The Experimental House, houses brewing technology.

We're a space devoted to helping people make things, and we can't think of a better place to start than making beer. The muBrew project exists to combine homebrewing, engineering, science, and making under a tasty beverage umbrella. 

The brainchild of Justin and Amanda Hart, muBrew is setting up a space at the Experimental House to engineer, design, and prototype common beer-making equipment and tools ranging from fermentation temperature control chambers, to ambient air wort chilling systems, to brew kettle modifications, and an electric brewery system,

Rogers Experimental House is off to a great start!

July 2017 saw the first two public events at Rogers Experimental House. Our Open House and volunteer clean-up day offered friends a first opportunity to see the pop-up space, included the assembly of our incredible sixteen-foot diameter work table donated by Hufft of Kansas City, and gave the space a much needed cleaning. We removed about a mile of networking cable, and made great progress toward prepping the space to host our future public events. Many thanks to the community members that came by to check it out and pitch in!

 Sixteen-foot round work table designed, fabricated, and donated by Hufft.

Sixteen-foot round work table designed, fabricated, and donated by Hufft.

 Hardworking volunteers helping remove fake linoleum parquet covering the real-wood parquet floor in the entry way.

Hardworking volunteers helping remove fake linoleum parquet covering the real-wood parquet floor in the entry way.

 Entire families showed up to help clean the space!

Entire families showed up to help clean the space!

 Volunteers placing the final pieces of the round table. The table is made of about 65 individual pieces and is CNC cut entirely out of plywood and melamine sheets.

Volunteers placing the final pieces of the round table. The table is made of about 65 individual pieces and is CNC cut entirely out of plywood and melamine sheets.

 We finished the day off with a celebratory lunch around the table. Many thanks to Onyx Coffee, Red Barn Doughnuts, and The Rail: A Pizza Company for donating food!

We finished the day off with a celebratory lunch around the table. Many thanks to Onyx Coffee, Red Barn Doughnuts, and The Rail: A Pizza Company for donating food!

Our second gathering, Fix-It Cafe, was spearheaded by volunteers Justin and Amanda Hart. Community members were invited to bring by broken electronics, small appliances, and other items for our team of engineers and tinkerers to attempt fixing. A majority of items that came in broken, left the Experimental House with their owners fixed, including pruning scissors, a vintage radio, a toaster, a table lamp, a chandelier, a record turntable, and a 300 disc CD changer among others.

Fix-It Cafe! July 22 9am-2pm

Fix-it Cafe: Saturday, July 22, 9am-2pm -- Don't pitch it! Fix it! Spearheaded by RXH uber-volunteers Justin and Amanda Hart, Fix-It Cafe is an opportunity to conserve broken objects and think twice about discarding and replacing that garage fridge, electric knife, or flashlight that stopped working. Bring your small appliance or gadget to the RXH Fix-it Cafe and volunteer engineers, makers and tinkerers will troubleshoot and attempt to repair your small appliance with a focus on building skills to make you a better fixer yourself!

Housekeeping Day! Open House & Volunteer Clean-Up Event: July 15, 8am - 1pm

Volunteer Open House/Chore Day: Saturday, July 15, 8AM - 2PM -- Come take a look at the RXH mothership, and stay for a bit to pitch in with some Saturday morning chores! With this amazing space comes a decade of dust, and we're seeking volunteers looking to support a making space in Rogers by helping us get it in tip-top shape! General cleaning and light demo is the work, and this volunteer event is a great opportunity to meet other artists, makers, and experimenters, and to strengthen project proposals by becoming oriented with the space.

The House has a Home!

Rogers Experimental House is excited to announce our pop-up, AS-IS, Mothership located at 2nd and Walnut (121 W Walnut) on the bricks in downtown Rogers! For the next nine months this space will be our hub for piloting and supporting various creative activities, projects, and community initiatives in Rogers. We have an opportunity through March of 2018 to build a coalition of supporters who would like to see a standard-setting, multidisciplinary, community-accessible resource space for making things, and learning to make things, in downtown Rogers, Arkansas. Our vision is to see the formation of a public community studio, with wood, metal, and tech shop spaces, various specialized art studios, exhibition/event space, co-working space, performance space, and commercial kitchen space. You name it, we'd like to see if we can help make it happen.