GLOW: The Nuclear Show
June 15 to July 14, 2012
In GLOW: The Nuclear Show, artists responded to all things nuclear: nuclear power, nuclear weapons, nuclear waste, nuclear energy, nuclear medicine, nuclear radiation. These themes have resurfaced with a vengeance since the March 11, 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Each artist struggles with exigent questions, such as: Is nuclear power dangerous? Is it dirty? Is it hazardous to health? Is it deadly? And, what other risks does nuclear power pose for humanity both now and in the future? GLOW, organized by lead artist David Zamora Casas, aka Nuclear Meltdown, with Debora Kuetzpal Vasquez and Eric Lane, visually challenges the viewer to contemplate all of these issues and more.
GLOW opened at Bihl Haus Arts with a poolside reception on Friday, June 15th, 6 to 10 pm, with music by The Nuclear Hamsters (6-8 pm) and Pop Pistol (8-10 pm), and food and libations. GLOW artists included Albert Alvarez, Dan Armstrong, Adela Arellano, Pájara Canestaro, Sabra Booth, Rolando Briseño, Katherine Brown, Carol Cisneros, Rachel Cruz, Joan Frederick, Laurel Gibson, Greg Harman, James Hetherington, Michelle Love, Jane Madrigal, J. Marie, Marcy McChesney, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Norma Moore, Sanchero Güey Parientes and Cros Esquivel, Victor Payán, Pocha Peña, D. Ellis Phelps, Kamala Platt, Chance Reyes, Jonathan Sims, Russell Stephenson, Robert Vasquez, and Kelly Reed Walls.
Saturday, Jun 30, 4 pm: Reading and book signing by Cecile Pineda of her book The Devil’s Tango: How I learned the Fukushima Step by Step
Saturday, July 14, 2 pm: “Beyond Nuclear,” a poetry reading moderated by Victoria Garcia Zapata Klein, with poets Jim LaVilla-Havelin, Mobi Warren, D. Ellis Phelps, and discussion by physicist Prof. Jose-Yacaman (UTSA).