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Artists Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki run Plantbot Genetics, a parody of a biotech corporation that develops combinations of robots and plants. Their mission: Spark a discussion about the environment.

The Plantbot duo delivered a presentation recently at First City Art Center in downtown Pensacola.

A celebration of feminism comes to Pensacola this weekend to benefit a local rape crisis center.  The event is called FemFest 2017, and it takes place over three nights is three different locations. Kirstin Norris is one of the organizers. "FemFest is a celebration of feminism here in Pensacola. And our beneficiary is Lakeview Center's Rape Crisis and Trauma Recovery Program."

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STEAM2017 is a five-week program of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and talks with artists and scientists at the University of West Florida that explores how art can be added to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math to explore issues related to water and the preservation of a clean environment.

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This Saturday is First City Arts Center’s Ninth Annual Glass Pumpkin patch. The Arts center houses a glass blowing and pottery studio in the Longhollow Neighborhood where we recently went for a visit.

 

Meredith Doyen, the director at the First City Arts Center, spoke to me about the Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser for First City which kicks off tonight and concludes Saturday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida

Over a $1 million was awarded among ten area non-profit organizations this weekend as Impact 100 for the Pensacola area made their annual gifts.

David Bear is on the board of directors of the Pensacola MESS Hall, "What we do is we really make an impact in our community with education on Math, Engineering, Science, and Stuff, that is what the MESS Hall stands for and to be able to take our show on the road will reach a lot more people."

Local Nonprofits Recovering After Flood

May 7, 2014
First City Art Center

Some local nonprofit organizations suffered losses during the recent storm and flooding. Among those is Open Books, a nonprofit bookstore and home to the prison books project. Steven Kell is a volunteer at Open Books who has been involved with the cleanup since last Wednesday.