Mar 22 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
PNCA’s Art + Science Initiative welcomes NOAA oceanographer Vera Trainer, NOAA Fisheries Communication Programs Manager, Ruth Howell and Justseeds Artist, Roger Peet to talk about their work and introduce the Art+Science Student Fellowship + Seattle Science Center Residency for Summer 2017.
Our guest speakers will present both artistic and scientific material, and discuss the ways artists can engage with scientific research to help frame the wonders and tragedies playing out in our ocean ecosystems. All MFA and senior BFA students, and recent alumni (2016) are eligible to apply for the Art + Science Student Fellowship and Residency.
Vera Trainer’s research activities include refinement of analytical methods for both marine toxin and toxigenic species detection and assessment of conditions that influence toxic bloom development, targeted toward development of early warning systems for the mitigation of harmful algal bloom impact on coastal fisheries.
Roger Peet is an artist, printmaker, muralist etc. etc. living in Portland, Oregon. His work tends to focus on civilized bad ideas, predator-prey relationships, and the contemporary crisis of biodiversity and what can and can’t be done about it. He coordinates the Endangered Species Mural Project, and helps to run the cooperative Flight 64 print studio in Portland. He collaborates with artists, activists and scientists globally and locally in the service of a more generous and a wilder world.
About the The Art+Science Student Fellowship:
The Art+Science Student Fellowship is an opportunity for a select PNCA student to be embedded in a paid residency, working on-site alongside the NOAA scientific community during the Summer ’17. The Art+Science Student Fellow will return for the academic year to coordinate art+science events at PNCA, working closely with faculty and students to develop and create the Art+Science Initiative programming for the academic year 2017-2018.