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Power, art partner together for creative fun

How do Christmas lights work? What powers Santa’s sleigh? Throughout December, Idaho Falls Power sponsored “Merry and Bright” at the ARTitorium on Broadway.

It is a way to promote electricity through art.

“As you walk around the space, you can see different projects we have inspired by power and particularly hydropower,” said Georgina Goodlander, the visual arts director for the Idaho Falls Arts Council.

To cap off the end of the month of seasonal cheer, Idaho Falls Power swung by the ARTitorium on Friday to help introduce kids to more educational fun. Kids were able to build and learn about how circuits work.

“It’s fun with these types of circuits because it not only involves a little bit of science but also a little bit of creative play,” said Joelyn Hansen, the customer relations supervisor for Idaho Falls Power.

Friday’s crop of kids got the chance to learn about how light and sound work, what conductors and isolators are and how electricity moves from a power plant to their own homes.

Idaho Falls Power hoped to get kids inspired to learn more about electricity and how things work.

Next month’s theme at the ARTitorium will be “Wild Weather in January.”

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