We’re pleased to present THE TESLA PROJECT in partnership with Cathy Savage. THE TESLA PROJECT is an all-day extravaganza dedicated to celebrating the genius of Nikola Tesla, a visionary scientist and engineer whose electrical inventions transformed the world. His most famous inventions include AC power and the induction motor. He also laid the foundation for wireless communication and radio.

THE TESLA PROJECT is for all ages and open to the public. RSVP and invite your friends HERE. 

• a Tesla-inspired art show, juried by Art.Science.Gallery. and hosted at Invenio. The exhibition features the work of 15 artists: Anissa Bryant, Caroline Roberts, Debbie Buie, Eileen McKeon Butt, Emma Hadzi Antich, Inés Batlló, Jerry Seagle, Keva Richardson, Lori Hollifield, Lori Shocket, Morgan Chivers, Nicole Geary, Peggy Weiss, Roderick Hilliard and Tanya Davis.
• a collaborative portrait project of Nikola Tesla at Art.Science.Gallery.
• Robots! The LASA Robotics Team (Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin) and The Lady Cans Robotics Team of The Girl Scouts of Central Texas, will show off their stuff in Big Medium‘s gallery at Canopy!
• Maker Craig Newswanger will talk about how to make a Tesla Coil, as seen here in his Make Magazine article
• live screen printing by CogDut. We’ll have several Tesla t-shirt designs by Twin Villain to choose from. You’ll be able to pick out a shirt and a screen, and it’ll be screen-printed as you wait!
• film screenings throughout the day
• Tesla Motors electric vehicles will be on display
• a Tesla-era costume contest with cash prizes, judged by Big Medium
• Austin Creative Reuse with a creation station at WPA Studio
• Austin White Dove Release will have a Q&A and a release (did we mention Tesla had a thing for pigeons!?)
• Live music in the evening, including BLUESQUEEZEBOXOctant, Blair Bovbjerb on theremin and more!
• a silent auction featuring toys by Snap Circuits and Goldie Blox–perfect for inspiring the next generation of engineers
• plenty of cold food and drink vendors like Austin Eastciders and Nile Valley Teas to keep you hydrated! You can put them in your awesome color-changing commemorative Tesla Project cup!

and SO MUCH MORE! A full schedule of events can be found at!

This year’s event will be held at Canopy, 916 Springdale, Austin. It’s FREE by the way, other than a few kid activities such as spin art and face painting. There is a charge to enter the costume contest but the money earned goes towards cash prizes.

This event is generously sponsored by Cirrus Logic, Bits, Bytes & Bots (Austin), Jay Graham, Modern Woodmen of AmericaBorg Fest, artists Steve Connor + Jim Sipowicz, InvenioTechShop Austin-Round Rock, gluu, Art.Science.Gallery.Big Medium, Nile Valley Teas, Austin EastcidersGoldie Blox and Snap Circuits!


To help sponsor our event, please contact the team at Want to donate your time instead? We’re also seeking volunteers.


Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) has designated 2014 the “Year of the Salamander” to bring awareness to conservation issues surrounding these amazing amphibians. As an official partner of PARC, Art.Science.Gallery. is pleased to announce its group exhibition of salamander-inspired artworks by 22 local and international artists. The exhibition will be on view from May 24 through June 21, 2014 at Art.Science.Gallery. at Canopy (916 Springdale Rd. Building 2 #102, Austin, TX 78702). The exhibition is the second in series of four environment-themed exhibitions at Art.Science.Gallery. for the spring/summer 2014 season, which includes Geo_____ a four-artist exploration of geometry, geology and geography through May 18;  lifecycles featuring assemblage creatures by John Self + Matt Norris, June 28 – July 26; and Kim Dembrosky’s solo exhibition about climate, August 2 – 30, 2014.


Adrienne Parker (Austin, TX), Carrie Carlson (Chicago, IL), Drake Pillsbury (Phoenix, AZ), Ele Willoughby (Toronto, ON, Canada), Erik Wild (Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil), Hayley Gillespie (Austin, TX), Jessica Gordon (Austin, TX), Joelle Geisler + J. Haley of Fierce & Furry Paintings (Lowell, MA), John Self (Kerrville, TX), Kira McEntire (Athens, GA), Lauren Schneider (New York, NY), Lisa Temple-Cox (Essex, England, UK), Lori Hollifield (Austin, TX), Margie Crisp (Elgin, TX), Marjorie Moore (Austin, TX), Roderick Hilliard (Austin, TX), Sabra Booth (San Antonio, TX), Sergio Santos (Houston, TX), Tanya Chaly (New York, NY), Victoria Harrell (Conroe, TX), William Hall (Cedar Hill, TX).


Opening Reception: Saturday, May 24, 2014 7-11pm, with refreshments provided by exhibition sponsor Treaty Oak Distilling Company (Austin, TX) and a display of endangered Barton Springs Salamanders from the City of Austin’s captive breeding facility.

“Texas Salamander Extravaganza”, free public lecture by Dr. Hayley Gillespie (artist, salamander researcher and Art.Science.Gallery. founder): Saturday, June 7, 2014 3-4 pm

Herpetology 101: Salamanders, an informal course for adults: Saturdays 9am-12pm, May 31-June 21, 2014 (4 meetings/12 hrs/registration required – $120) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Did you know salamanders can be the size of your pinky finger nail or larger than your mom!? Did you know they can re-grow severed limbs and can have gills like a fish!? Did you know we have over 25 species in Texas? Learn all about salamanders in this course by salamander biologist and artist Dr. Hayley Gillespie, who has studied salamanders for over 10 years. Lectures will explore salamander biology, physiology, evolution and ecology with hands-on art activities. Learn about local salamander conservation issues on field trips to Barton Springs and the Aquarena Center! Students must provide their own transportation.



Map (detail). 2014. painted intaglio print by Ruthie Powers

Geo_____ artist Ruthie Powers will discuss her GEOTOPO series of prints inspired by geography and map symbology.

Ruthie Powers’ newest series of painted intaglio prints is GEOTOPO: A Visual Exploration of Geography and Topography, in which she explores how geographic information is symbolized in print. Ruthie creates colorful map-like prints that are full of textures and expressive lines. “They lead me to far off places,” she says. Though her work is based on research of real flight paths, mail delivery routes, and  topographical contour lines, her work is abstract with inspiration from nature and cartographic symbols. Improvisation and play are at the core of her creative process. Living in central Texas, Powers has many opportunities to observe the land—the Texas Hill Country with all it’s shapes—hills, valleys, waterways, and dry creeks. These have become part of the inspiration for her GeoTopo print series.