Arts & Entertainment

Artist explores colonization of Mars in Richland show

A reception is planned Friday for Davin Diaz’s latest art show, “The Coyote and Falcon 9.”

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at Confluent/DrewBoy Creative, 285 Williams Blvd., Richland. A $4 donation is suggested.

The show, which imagines the colonization of Mars, will have its own original score by DJ Honeysauce using samples from NASA’s Apollo missions. Poet Brandon Sullivan will also perform.

Numerica Credit Union is sponsoring.

“Throughout history, humans have explored our natural surroundings and have sought out new places. Curiosity or financial gain fueled the explorations, but at times, our survival required us to set out on the frontier. Mars is no different,” Diaz said in a news release. “I titled the show ‘The Coyote and Falcon 9’ to honor Native Americans and their stories, as well as Elon Musk and Space X.”

“In Native American stories, the coyote is often the trickster and, in this case, I am the coyote. I have created a fictional world to explore subjects such a spirituality and warfare on Mars. The Falcon 9 is referencing the engine that powers the Space X rockets and is a nod to Musk for pushing space travel one step closer to Mars,” Diaz said.