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"Particles on the Wall" Book Makes its Debut!

February 4, 2011

 

For Immediate Release: February 4, 2011
Contact: Steven G. Gilbert
Phone: 206.527.0926
e-mail: sgilbert@innd.org

Announcement:
Interdisciplinary book, "Particles on the Wall," to be released February 13, 2011

Seattle, WA -- Particles on the Wall (POTW), published by Healthy World Press (www.healthyworldpress.org), will be released on February 13, 2011. POTW is an interdisciplinary book connecting science and art in exploring major themes of todayʼs nuclear age. POTW illuminates key events regarding Washington Stateʼs nuclear history, current concerns with radioactive contamination, and the quest for peace. The book brings together science factoids, poems, visual art, and historical memorabilia to reach out to hearts and minds in the exploration of one of the most significant and challenging developments in human history. POTW seeks to engage scientists and artists in an exploration of the deeper meaning of the nuclear age. More details and additional contributions can be found at  www.particlesonthewall.org. Copies of the POTW book can be requested from Steven Gilbert at sgilbert@innd.org.

Particles on the Wall started as a traveling exhibit designed to engage local scientists, artists, and community members in an exploration of the deeper meaning of the nuclear age. POTW had its inaugural exhibit in January 2010 at Café Allegro in Seattle, WA then travelled to the Richland Public Library in Richland, WA and the Empyrean Coffee House in Spokane, WA. Additional exhibits are being planned for 2011. At each location the POTW organizers, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (WPSR) and the Institute for Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), solicited additional material for the exhibit to reflect regional sentiments.

Initially developed as part of a larger effort called Healthy World Theater (HWT) (www.healthyworldtheater.org), POTW was developed by Steven Gilbert, an environmental health and nuclear disarmament advocate, and Richland natives: William Witherup (1935-2009), who was a Seattle poet and citizen activist, Nancy Dickeman, a writer and peace advocate, and Dianne Dickeman, a Seattle visual artist.

Proceeds from POTW book sales will support the nonprofit activities of INND and WPSR. The POTW book was supported and funded by INND a Seattle, WA 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable world. The POTW exhibit and book are dedicated to the memory of William Witherup. For information regarding the POTW book or exhibit please contact Steven Gilbert, sgilbert@innd.org.

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