U of I Visualizing Science Exhibit on Display at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho
August 03, 2018
The University of Idaho's Visualizing Science exhibit, which brings scientific research to life in art form and reveals a deep kinship inherent in seemingly disparate disciplines, is now on display at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho. The exhibit is the result of a nine-month collaboration between interdisciplinary teams of faculty in science, art and design. The project was led by College of Art and Architecture professor and head of the art and design program Sally Graves Machlis and Prichard Art Gallery director Roger Rowley.
"It's really informative for scientists to learn how involved the research of creative activity is," Machlis said. "It's also fascinating for them to articulate what they do to an artist and think about it in visual terms."
Visualizing Science received a $40,000 grant through UI's inaugural Vandal Ideas Project in spring 2017.
"This has been, I think, a way for the university to give interdisciplinary work prominence and importance," Rowley said. "That says this is something the University of Idaho is committed to."
The exhibit runs July 19 through Oct. 27, 2018 at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, 300 South Capital Avenue in Idaho Falls. Visualizing Science features the work of the following artist and scientist teams:
- Kosmos, by Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, Department of Art and Design, and James Foster, Department of Biological Sciences
- Pivot, by Val Carter, Department of Art and Design, and Craig McGowan, Department of Biological Sciences
- Abundant, by Delphine Keim, Department of Art and Design, Sally Graves Machlis, Department of Art and Design and Art Education, and Sanford Eigenbrode, Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
- Hyperelliptic Threshold Noise, by Mike Sonnichsen, Department of Art and Design, and Jennifer Johnson-Leung, Department of Mathematics
- The Little Phage, by Greg Turner-Rahman, Department of Art and Design, and Holly Wichman, Department of Biological Sciences
- Nebulous, by J. Casey Doyle, Department of Art and Design, and Bryn Martin, Department of Biological Engineering
- To Find (in) Words, by Stacy Isenbarger, Department of Art and Design, and Penelope Morgan, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho (TAM) hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday. TAM is the premier visual arts organization in eastern Idaho and is located at 300 South Capital Avenue in Idaho Falls. Additional information about the museum, including cost of admission, is available at http://theartmuseum.org/.
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