Media Alert: GUITAR Exhibit Install and Sneak Peek with the Creator HP NEWQUIST; available DECEMBER 12-19, from 8AM–5PM
In Preparation for the West Coast Premiere on Friday, December 20 of GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World!
December 12, 2013
DATE: December 12, 2013
TO: All Assignment Editors, Photo Editors, Reporters, TV Crews, Photographers
FROM: Susan Chicoine, PR Manager 619-325-9416 email@example.com
RE: MEDIA ADVISORY & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES for the NEXT WEEK:
GUITAR Exhibit Install and Sneak Peek with the Creator HP NEWQUIST
This COMING WEEK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12-19, from 8AM–5PM
At the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center;
In Preparation for the West Coast Premiere on Friday, December 20 of
GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World
WHO: HP Newquist, The National Guitar Museum Executive Director and founder, who created and curated our new GUITAR exhibit, along with Fleet Exhibits Director Paul Siboroski, and our incredibly busy work crew
WHAT: Unpacking crates and overseeing the installation of our new exhibit: GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, giving select media a sneak peek personal tour at how an exhibit moves into the Fleet—and of course, showing off some of his favorite instruments. There is even a Ztar from SD’s Starr Labs in the mix! Discover for yourself how this amalgam of 60+ guitars and 100+ historical artifacts will immerse visitors in the heart of music through the powerful lens of science. How do you set up a Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot-long guitar? Discover how the selection of different materials and strings, fused with electromagnetism and amplification, create this elaborate device that revolutionized music. Inquiring minds want to know!
WHEN: TODAY, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 through THURSDAY DECEMBER 19, 8AM–5PM
Please contact Susan ASAP if you are interested their dance card is filling fast!
WHERE: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
NOTES: A rare chance to experience how the pieces of an exhibit are put together to create the science, sound, history and cultural impact of the guitar from the man who gathered instruments ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative—along with hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens, performance video, audio, stunning images and photographs. Check out how this amalgam of 60+ guitars and 100+ historical artifacts is assembled to immerse visitors in the heart of music through the powerful lens of science. How do you set up a Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot-long guitar? Learn about electromagnetism and amplification, and the science of pitch and tone. Some of Harvey’s faves: one of the first six-string guitars, an Italian artifact from 1806, and the first electric guitar ever made in 1934, steel, shaped like a frying pan, played on your lap! The historically significant array demonstrates the evolution of the guitar, from a stunning guitar with inlays from the ivory of a ten thousand year old woolly mammoth, up to a 2012 3D inkjet printer N2 model, and oddities including a 1912 harp/guitar hybrid with 16 strings. Pieces with a SoCal heritage include an old Les Paul model and early Fenders—the genesis of the entire electric guitar movement was local, fostered by folk and country/western music.
Come see the exhibit installation or have Harvey in-studio! Please contact Susan Chicoine at 619-325-9416c firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements today! Please join us for our VIP Media Event on Thursday December 19, 5:30-8:30PM—or anytime thereafter. Come ROCK With Us!
GUITAR Has It All: Music. Technology. Science. Video. History.
Pop culture. Games. Entertainment. A Concert Series!
About the Fleet Science Center
The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet—and beyond—in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet hosts school field trips, science workshops and educational camps. For adults, we offer events like Fleet Night of Science and community events, such as Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar. In the community, we provide free neighborhood science events weekly through 52 Weeks of Science. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in Craveology. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego’s science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, please call (619) 238-1233 or visit our website at fleetscience.org.