Wind Power

Inaugural Wind Energy Art Exhibit at WindPower 2006

The Inaugural Wind Energy Art Exhibit is being held at the AWEA Windpower 2006 conference currently under way (June 4-7) at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

REimaginations and American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) are partnering to show original paintings, photographs, prints, and mixed-media pieces from artists across American and Europe, all featuring wind energy. “REimaginations was created on the simple premise that wind energy is beautiful,” said Andrew Perchlik, founder and president of REimaginations. “Wind turbines have both aesthetic and symbolic power that translates well into artistic expression,” he added. REimaginations serves as a forum for makers and buyers of renewable energy artworks. “It’s no accident that there is a long tradition of wind energy in artworks,” said Sakura Emerine, Education Manager at AWEA. “Wind energy is an elegant blend of form and function, and artists have worked to capture the power of this combination for hundreds of years in everything from sketches to paintings to photographs to sculptures.” Emerine expects more than 250 exhibitors and 4,500 attendees at this year’s conference. “We think this show will be well received and may be the beginning of a long tradition,” she added.