Solar Flares: Our Cosmic Journey on "Spaceship Earth"

Maine Arts Commission Awards Artist Roland Salazar Rose a Grant for production of an e-pub: "Solar Flares"
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Solar Flare #8 From series of 11 paintings
Solar Flare #8 From series of 11 paintings
PORTLAND, Maine - July 27, 2018 - PRLog -- The Maine Arts Commission awarded Salazar a artist project grant (2018-19) for the production and publication of an e-pub titled "Solar Flares", which will include links to a video produced as an art/science project at Emera Planetarium, with prints of solar events provided by NASA.

Roland Salazar  said: "The project goal is to call attention to the existential threat now posed to our environment, and the critical need for us to become responsible stewards on Mother Earth."

"Solar Flares"  is a art/science project that plans a video by Dr. Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Emery Astronomy Center, University of Maine, Orono; with music, narration and tech support from Duane Shimmel, (Director, Center for Innovation & Learning, UMO); and script by Dr. John Ripton,  in collaboration with Roland Salazar Rose, a Maine artist. The video production is based on Salazar's series of eleven "Solar Flare" paintings.

The Media Project grant to the artist for the planned production of the e-pub "Solar Flares" was: "Funded in part by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts."

Salazar returned to Maine in 2012 from an extended painting residency in Mexico. He is a member of the Mexican society SOMAAP; and a member of the Ogunquit Art Association (Barn Gallery); also he's a member of the Union of Maine Visual Artists, and shows at the at the Portland Media Center. Details on "Solar Flares are on his website: Please visit

He recently showed in the group show "America Now" at the Lewis Gallery, Portland Library..He is represented in Mexico City by Aura Gallerias and he is scheduled for a solo show in August-Oct 2018.

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