'Lights, Canvas, Action!' Topic for Sept. 14 Science Unwrapped at USU
Friday, Sep. 07, 2012
Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Science Unwrapped's 'Lights, Canvas, Action!’ presentation Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center auditorium. Admission is free.
Art historian Laura Gelfand, professor and head of USU's Department of Art and Design, is featured speaker for the first presentation of Science Unwrapped’s fall 2012 'Nature’s Ancient Stories’ series.
Art is often used to portray science and, for centuries, artists have captured a surprisingly accurate historical record of natural phenomena. Think of the medieval Bayeux Tapestry with its detail of townspeople excitedly pointing to a strange apparition in the sky — Halley’s Comet — long before scientists understood what the cosmic phenomenon was.
Today’s digital ages affords us amazing exploratory tools — satellite imagery, GIS, precision microscopy — yet human observation and experience of the universe’s wonders remain key to scientific inquiry.
Utah State University art historian Laura Gelfand opens Science Unwrapped’s fall 2012 “Nature’s Ancient Stories” series with a discussion about visualization of science. She presents “Lights, Canvas, Action!” Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center.
Hosted by USU’s College of Science, the event is free and open to all ages.
Gelfand, who joined the faculty of USU’s Caine College of the Arts in July 2011, serves as professor and head of the university’s Department of Art and Design. Her scholarly work centers on art created in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Hands-on learning activities and refreshments follow Gelfand’s talk.
- “Science Unwrapped Recounts ‘Nature’s Ancient Stories’ in New Series,” Utah State Today
- USU Department of Art and Design
- USU College of Science
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