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UT events to explore connection between Art & Science

“The Nexus: Exploring the Link between Science and Art,” is a series of exhibits and lectures presented by the University of Toledo Department of Art and Department of Physics and Astronomy. The exhibits will be displayed at the UT Center for the Visual Arts in the Main and Clement galleries, and on main campus in Carlson Library.

The Nexus exhibition in the CVA gallery, now through February 3, 2013 will be unlike any other art exhibition held by the department. Associate Professor of 2D/3D Studies and Interdisciplinary Art, Barbara Miner says, “It is planned as an organic, evolving “Happening”—an experiment.”

Students in the Department of Art, much like field scientists, will be collecting, tagging, photographing, categorizing. They will be amassing a body of knowledge on a topic of interest to them and from that knowledge, searching for patterns and deriving meaning. Then they have to present what they discovered in a form of their choosing.

Gallery Director, Ben Pond, adds, “Through this process, students will be learning that creativity has connections not only to the visual arts but to every discipline. It’s designed to get them to more thoughtfully examine their worlds, and then to apply critical thinking skills as to how they will develop an installation that best presents what they learned or found.”

The display will morph over time, as new additions will be made weekly. Visitors are encouraged to return to the ever-changing space often as the event unfolds.

To celebrate the students’ efforts, an artists’ reception will be held Friday, February 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the CVA Main Gallery. The public is invited and welcome to attend this free event.

The photographic work of artist and astronomer Tyler Nordgren—famous for his popular poster series for the National Park Service and for his award-winning photography of earthly and astronomical phenomenon—will be on display in the CVA Clement Gallery from February 15 through March 15.

As a guest of the UT Department of Physics and Astronomy colloquium, Nordgren will also present a lecture in Ritter Planetarium Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. Titled “Capturing Natural Night,” Dr. Nordgren’s talk will explore his photography of night skies in National Parks and what we learn from "parks after dark."

The exhibit in Carlson Library, to be shown on the first floor of the library, features three distinct bodies of student work: digitally created faux galaxies, 3D chimera art works developed with a MakerBot, and a variety of print works exploring cellular form.

The faux galaxies are photographic works of constructed “galaxies” created by students in the department’s digital media class, taught by Sedar Burns. The faux galaxies were generated from the universe of the students’ imaginations. The students’ chimera works are hybrid designs created with 3D imaging software and then constructed with a MakerBot, which re-produces the images in 3D form in plastic. The exhibit in Carlson Library will remain up throughout most of the spring semester, which concludes at the end of April.

The Department of Art will also hold a lecture in mid-March (date TBA) presented by Rosamond Purcell, an internationally acclaimed artist and photographer, praised for her work exploring nature in all its forms. The Massachusetts-based “doyenne of decay” will show and discuss her widely exhibited work, which explores natural history, and the processes of the natural world. For more information about her work, visit rosamondpurcell.com.

All of these events are free and open to the public.


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