Fifty years ago this summer, humanity reached the moon. To commemorate the event, the Arts Council commissioned artists to create the universe for a one-of-kind experience — “BANG.”

“BANG” is an exhibition that features nearly 40 artists who were randomly assigned an astral body to create in their own vision. Planets, moons, asteroids, comets nebulas, galaxies, black holes and more will be featured in the exhibition.

The opening reception for “BANG” is 5-7 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville. “BANG” runs from June 18 – July 26. Admission is free.

“BANG” is sponsored by BANTERRA BANK.

Lana Abel
Titan
Titan
mixed media

Warrena Barnerd
Altair
Altair and the Summer Triangle
digital painting

Dianna Beck
Andromeda Galaxy
Andromeda
acrylic

Erin Bowen
Makemake
My Moai, I Bestow Upon You the Gift of Life
hand embroidery on cotton fabric

Joshua Bronaugh
Hale Bopp
Level Above Human
oil on panel

Denise Burns
Draco
Draco – Dragon
origami/kirigami

Jenna Citrus
Space
Emerge
oil on plexiglass

Ursula Curiosa
Triton
Triton’s Horn: Messenger of the 7 Seas
mixed

Kyle Darnell
Space Junk
Rings of Trash
relief and drypoint printmaking

Kenny DeMoss
Oort Cloud
3 Portraits of Cosmic Indifference
video, drawing, digital collage

Zach Evans
Fermi Bubbles
The Fermi Bubbles Machine
mixed multimedia

Elizabeth Gaddis
Halley’s Comet
Her Name is Haley
oil on Yupo

Shane Hickrod
Mars
Martian Landscape
mixed media

Jon Hittner
Venus
Venus Has No Moon
mixed media on canvas

Garry Holstein
Earth
Dhara
child of moon and lion
sometimes
these horns are pillars of light
illuminating
ancient manifestations of now
your staff
bears the weight of possibility
a burden of sustenance
antharus
guide this cultivator
triangulate the movements
our time is upon us
catalyze
invoke
hold
sustain
within the
constant flow
of essence
honey
soma
milk
mixed media

Courtney Hostetler
Oberon
Oberon
color pencil

Tommy Housman
Boomerang Nebula
Boomerang Nebula
vector illustration

Steve Imes
Ant Nebula
Ant Nebula
acrylic

David Jones
Columba
Noah’s Dove
acrylic on canvas

Patti Kiegel
Vesta
Vesta
Color conte and colored pencil on mi teintes paper

Heidi Krause
Haumea
Haumea (She May be Tiny but She Shines)
mixed media

Heather Landry
Neptune
Neptune
digital painting with white ink

Nancy Lockyear
Cassiopeia
The Ghost of Cassiopeia-Nebula IC63 with Variable Star Gamma Cassiopeiae
ceramic with crystalline glazes

Gene Lyons
Voyager 1
Voyager 1 at the Ultimate Event Horizon, Shards of Rememberance
montage

Sharon L. Mahoney
Phobos/Deimos
Violent Birth of the Moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos (Panic and Terror)
acrylic

Ryan McCuan
Orion Nebula
The Great Hunter
mixed media

Ryan McKain
Uranus
The Party That Surrounds Uranus
mixed media

Rob Millard-Mendez
Moon
Lunar Cycles
wood and paint

Dawn C. Murtaugh
Jupiter
Jupiter on the 22nd
textile

Jennifer Niswonger-Morris
Sun
Apollo
digital prints

Brandon Powers
Europa
Europa
digital illustration

Maggie Rapp
Pluto
Pluto Has a Heart
watercolor

Sara Rappee
Mercury
Eccentric Mercury
opal and sterling silver

Samantha Scott
Aldebaran
Aldebaran
digital, mixed media

Paige Talley
Pleiades
Seven Sisters
acrylic

Kristin Truelove
Cat’s Eye Nebula
Cat’s Eye Nebula
weaving

Wendy Turner
The Black Widow Pulsar
Black Widow Pulsar
assemblage

Adam Wagner
Black hole
The Absence of Form (Black Hole)
oil

Rachel Wambach
Stephan’s Quintet
Stephan’s Quintet
acrylic & goldfoil

Cynthia Watson
Hi’iaka / Namaka
Hi’iaka and Namaka
alcohol ink

Brooke Wheeler
Betelgeuse / Bellatrix
Betelgeuse and Bellatrix
encaustic collage

Chris Wilke
Ceres
The First Ninth
acrylic on canvas

Zachary J. Will
Saturn
Saturn metal