We had a lovely time at our open studio! Thank you to all who came out to support us for a celebration that we will always remember.
Testing new window materials and enjoying how they look in the new studio! Just, “ wow” we love it here!!
The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// “cute and poisonous”:
One of our amazingly talented clients was featured on a podcast. Check it out!
The newest art to grace our studio is a collaboration with Millee Tibbs - who recently did a residency using light panels and backlit film at iolabs. We needed one for ourselves, so here is This new image from her series Mountains + Valleys- American west imagery and origami combined = impressive work! We printed on backlit film and mounted this to an LED light panel! Come check it out! It’s the coolest
iolabs will be closed on Monday, May 30th to observe Memorial Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.
We will all be remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Thank you to those who have served to fight for our freedom.
From vector image creation to digital mock-ups and framing to installation, we do it all! Contact us for all of your summer art projects.
Project Details: vector imagery printed on Metallic Pearl Paper, Plexi Face-mounted with 6mm black komatex backing and a black float bracket for a modern look.
Artwork done by our in-house designer, Liz Keating
Please join us on June 23rd at 5pm for an iolabs Open Studio! We will have activities for all ages. Come and celebrate with us!
Mercury is passing directly across the sun for the first time in nearly a decade.
The innermost planet of our solar system will look like a small, dark circle cutting across the sun’s disc. In the U.S., the transit began shortly after 7 a.m. ET on Monday and will continue for more than seven hours.
At least part of the transit, which only happens about 13 times every century, will be visible across the Americas, Europe, Africa and large portions of Asia.
If you’re hoping to watch it, eye protection is key. NASA stresses that “viewing this event safely requires a telescope or high-powered binoculars fitted with solar filters made of specially-coated glass or Mylar.”
You won’t be able to see the tiny dot of Mercury on its celestial crawl without magnification, NASA says.
It’s not all about the show — transits like this one have historically been, and continue to be, important research opportunities for scientists. First observed in 1631, the transits were later used to “measure the distance between the Earth and the Sun,”NASA said.
Now, they provide scientists an opportunity to study the planets’ exospheres — the thin layer of gases that make up their atmosphere.
“When Mercury is in front of the sun, we can study the exosphere close to the planet,” NASA scientist Rosemary Killen said in a release from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “Sodium in the exosphere absorbs and re-emits a yellow-orange color from sunlight, and by measuring that absorption, we can learn about the density of gas there.”
Additionally, scientists have found that a transiting planet causes a drop in the sun’s brightness.
This phenomenon is “the main way we find planets outside the solar system,” NASA says.
The Kepler mission, which is searching for habitable planets, has found 1,041 planets to date using the transit method. The mission says it is able to determine the size of a planet by observing its transit.
Image Credit: NASA
Mercury is on the move! -Emily