And The Natural World Exhibit At Science Library
September 22, 2003 --
of nature are a fitting topic for an art display at the Science
Library’s new reading room. The exhibit
will be a highlight of the library’s grand opening in Clark
Hall on Friday, Oct. 3, and will be up through the academic year.
the library’s director, Carol S. Hunter, inviting the
McIntire Department of Art faculty to exhibit their works was a
a way to bring the scientific and artistic together,” she
said. “Exposure to the arts completes the person and
the education Jefferson had envisioned.”
exhibition represents “a blurring of categories,” added
studio art faculty member Dean Dass. “A lot of faculty
artists are involved in works based on scientific themes.”
faculty have long drawn on resources in the Science and Engineering
Library for inspiration. Elizabeth Schoyer, who teaches painting, uses
the library to create her art works inspired by explorers and natural
Dean Dass, who teaches printmaking and works in many mediums, is creating
new work inspired by geysers, volcanoes and natural hot springs he researched
the library’s collection.
Bill Bennett, chairman of studio art, will exhibit his work “Starcatcher” imagining
the tools of a butterfly collector used to assemble an astronomical
collection. Another sculpture he created for an exhibit on Brown’s
Island in Richmond relates to engineering and industry that took
place there in
the 19th century.
William Wylie will exhibit his photographs of water that capture
the timeless qualities of the changing
flow patterns and light
Megan Marlatt will exhibit works on paper influenced by 19th-century
botany illustrations, which she arranges in what
she refers to as
her own collection of paintings.
exhibit will also feature works by Richard Crozier, Tom Doran,
Bogdan Achimescu, Seth Hunter
and Doug Dertinger.
considers the exhibit the first of numerous collaborations with
artists and groups in the University
community. She envisions
science and engineering-related materials from Special Collections,
as well as student art in areas where students gather to work
on collaborative projects
or group study sessions.
library is a place where you study, reflect and think,” she
exhibit is a way to give art visibility and is a catalyst
for communication going back and forth between disciplines.”
exhibit will remain on view during regular library hours through
the academic year.
For details call (434) 924-3628.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298