Artist Reception: Art & Science
The Anderson Center presents Art and Science, a group exhibition in the Main Gallery featuring work from regional artists, scientists, and those who blur the boundaries between the two. A free artist reception is taking place Friday, July 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The exhibition runs through August 8, 2020.
Artistic work and scientific research share a starting place of curiosity and close observation. Art and Science includes a spectrum of images, ranging from artistic interpretations of nature to photographs taken for biological research to compositions generated by machine learning. Art and Science features work by Eric Anderson, John P. Anderson, Steve Anderson, Caitlin Potter, Areca Roe, Sarita Zaleha, Chad Zirbel, Cedar Creek: Eyes on the Wild, and the University Imaging Centers at the University of Minnesota.
Exhibition curator Stephanie Rogers shares, “I grew up visiting my grandpa’s biology lab and classroom every summer, and was fascinated by the macro lenses and microscopes he used to study honeybees. There is so much beauty in natural forms and scientific research, and I’m excited to share work by this talented group of people with visitors this summer.”
Handicapped accessible and free to the public, the Main Gallery at the Anderson Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays until 7 p.m. This exhibit is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Featured image: Photo of Chad Zirbel by Areca Roe. Chad researches how bison grazing relates to wildfire intensity and diversity of savanna species. Photos from his field work featured at right.