A laboratory, a studio – what happens in these spaces is similar. Both scientists and artists make observations, ask questions, and record information to learn about our world. With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in partnership with the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Pacific Science Center is experimenting with what happens when artists and scientists work together. Three local artists have each been paired with a different local scientist. Through conversation and time spent together, each artist has developed a unique piece of art inspired by their interpretation of the scientist’s work. Come hear about their experiences at The Process: Exploring Current Science Through Art.
About the speakers:
Elizabeth Schiffler is a filmmaker and most of her work is rooted in the intersection of science, myth, and magic. She develops short, experimental narrative films that explore nature and science.
Lana Blinderman is a graphic designer, photographer and mixed media artist. Her mixed media art combines photography with thrift store finds to create ironic miniatures.
Natalie Dupille is a cartoonist, illustrator, and arts educator. She specializes in watercolor, ink illustration, and comics but works in a wide range of mediums.
Lisa Voelker is interested in understanding how animals change their behavior throughout their lives. She uses worms to study the changes in neural circuits that underlie behavior dynamics.
Gaby Tosado is passionate about renewable energy. She works with thin film solar panels which are in liquid form and create the potential for printable solar panels to decrease the cost of solar renewable energy.
Erika Harnett’s area of expertise is planetary science. She is particularly interested in how radiation in space interacts with small planets and the moon over time.
Doors open: 6:40 p.m.
Location: PACCAR Theater
Cost: $5 general admission, free for Members