Exhibit News

Particles on the Wall is excited to announce upcoming exhibits!


The REACH Museum

June 29 - October 21, 2016.

The REACH Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
Sun & Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00AM-4:30PM


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Particles on the Wall 2nd edition from Healthy World Press


An Introduction to Particles on the Wall

Particles on the Wall (POTW) is an interdisciplinary exhibit connecting science and art in exploring major themes of today's nuclear age. Exhibit pieces illuminate key events regarding Washington State's nuclear history, current concerns with radioactive contamination, and the quest for peace. Given the magnitude of the topics, the tone of the exhibit is one of restraint, subtle humor, and quite commentary. POTW 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. As a traveling exhibit, POTW seeks to engage local scientists and artists in an exploration of the deeper meaning of the nuclear age.

Particles on the Wall first took shape as an idea between friends and colleagues at Happy Hour, as Seattle's rain fell down over nearby Green Lake. Steven Gilbert, an environmental health and nuclear disarmament advocate, was exploring ways to fuse science and art to address nuclear issues. William Witherup, a longtime Seattle poet and citizen activist, and Nancy Dickeman, a writer and peace and environmental advocate, each shared a hometown history of growing up in Richland at the height of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation's production operations. They were joined by Seattle visual artist and Richland native, Dianne Dickeman. With discussion and inspiration, an interdisciplinary exhibit connecting science, history and art to explore Hanford's history and impact on our lives, along with major themes of the nuclear age was off the ground, and dubbed Particles on the Wall.

Particles on the Wall was initially developed as part of a larger effort called Healthy World Theater (HWT). HWT has the goal of uniting art and science to forge a healthier and more peaceful world so that all creatures may reach, maintain, and enjoy their full potential. HWT and POTW are dedicated to making knowledge accessible within the context of history politics and culture, through artistic media and scientific information.

POTW is now organized by Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Institute for Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders.