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SciArt Plugs 4: Lectures, Exhibits, News and more

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This week, we’re adding a new science art exhibit in the UK inspired by the saline destruction of the Murray Darling basin in Australia and the bleaching of coral reefs as a result of sugarcane harvesting and another featuring work from the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators in Ontario. Don’t miss out!

SCIART LECTURES/EVENTS

SONSI’s 2011 Presentation Day (Toronto, ON) October 16, 2011; 12-5pm | An afternoon of illustration-related presentations by members of the Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators and a representative of Access Copyright. Don’t miss Glendon Mellow’s lecture on “Illustration Blogging: Why it’s Essential,” from 2:30-4pm. Space is limited; please register ahead of time.

D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous (Washington, DC) October 20, 2011; 6pm | Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) presents D.C. Art and Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region. DASERs provide the public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and foster interdisciplinary networking. This series is organized in collaboration with Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology.

SCIART EXHIBITS
**NEW** Artway Invitational Gallery (Brampton, ON): Oct. 13 – 16, 2011 | Artistic by Nature | An exhibit of work by Southern Ontario Nature and Science Illustrators featuring Kathryn Chorney, Emily S. Damstra, Trish Murphy, and Jennifer Osborn.

Sweet Barrier Reef by Ken and Julie Yonetani: Sugar, Icing Sugar, and Polystyrene Foam.

**NEW** GV Art Gallery 49 Chiltern Street (Marylebone, London): Oct. 7 – Nov. 22, 2011 | Sense of Taste: Works by Ken and Julia Yonetani | The saline destruction of the Murray Darling basin in Australia and the bleaching of coral reefs as a result of sugarcane harvesting have inspired these compellingly beautiful artworks cast in salt and sugar, inspired by Dutch still lives. They allude to the emerging issue of the destruction of many of the world’s agricultural ‘food bowls’ through over consumption. Sweet Barrier Reef , cast in sugar, was last shown at the Venice Biennale 2009. Still Life – the works in salt – have never been seen outside Australia before. The London based, art-science gallery GV Art have brought these salt and sugar-cast works to London for their ‘Sense of Taste’ show opening 7 October 2011. A video of the exhibition can be seen here.

GNSI-New England Chapter Annual Exhibit Denison Pequotseps Nature Center (Mystic, CT): Oct. 8 – Nov. 20, 2011 | From Observation to Illustration | The GNSI-NE Annual Exhibit is entitled “From Observation to Illustration” since it involves accurate depictions of natural themes. It highlights a range of styles, techniques and subjects in the natural science field. Demonstrations of drawing insects through a microscope, watercolor and graphite will be shown during the reception. Portfolios and sketchbooks will also be on display.

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Highstead (Redding, CT): Sept. 10, 2011-Oct. 28, 2011 | Nature’s Remedies: Plants and Animals | Annual show of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Greater New York Chapter. Over 40 paintings highlighting the medicinal values of plants and animals in folklore, traditional medicine and natural remedies on display now through October 28. Exhibit can be viewed by appointment, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, Sant Ocean Hall Focus Gallery (Washington, DC): Sept. 3, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012 | The Bright Beneath: The Luminous Art of Shih Chieh Huang | Artist Shih Chieh Huang spent a good part of 2007 exploring specimens of deep-ocean animals found in the collections of the National Museum of Natural History. He was a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow and was investigating the unusual evolutionary adaptations that allow these creatures to live in environments unthinkable to humans. One adaptation, called bioluminescence, inspired Huang to create haunting installations that will be suspended in the Sant Ocean Hall Focus Gallery in a temporary exhibition.

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Atlanta, GA): Sept. 24, 2011-Jan. 1, 2012 | Darwin: Selections | In celebration of Darwin, Fernbank Museum has partnered with local artists and scientists to present a collection of illustrations, paintings and drawings that reveal the relationship between science and art. These eight Atlanta- and Athens-based artists, typically employed to create teachable science through literal imagery, reveal the evolution of art from science in this inspiring exhibition that recognizes the beauty of the natural world.

SCIART DEADLINES

Call for Proposals: NYU Langone Medical Center exhibition proposals for the 2012–13 calendar | Deadline for submission: October 31, 2011

SHAMELESS PLUGS

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Every week, we post interesting exhibits, lectures, and other science-art related news we hear about. Know about something we don’t? Shoot us an email at symbiartic.km-at-gmail-dot-com and we’ll post all relevant events. This information is also available on a public Google calendar. Under “other calendars” click on “add a friend’s calendar” and search for symbiartic.km-at-gmail-dot-com.

Kalliopi Monoyios About the Author: Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator. She has illustrated several popular science books including Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at www.kalliopimonoyios.com. Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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