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Category : MulvaneExhibits
Date: Fri 12/13/19 10:00AM - Sat 02/29/20 5:00PM
Location: Conference Room

Inspired by recent visiting ecological artists Armando Bogarin and Brandi Lee Cooper, students in the AR407: Contemporary Art Practices class have installed an exhibition in the Mulvane Conference Room Gallery that explores the local watershed, environmental integrity, sense of place and the beauty of nature. Their strategy for this investigation began with Mulvane curators and staff who helped them select relevant works from the permanent collection, site-specific art-based and primary source research, and discussions with art professionals and scientists. In response, they created original works of art from found and discarded materials, expanding on these ideas. Through these varied perspectives on the conceptual, spiritual and cultural concerns for the environment, the students urge us to consider our own connection to the natural world and all living things.

An art-based research project and installation by Micheala Conley, Emma Johns, Shelby Reich, Sarina Smith and Catherine Tew as part of the AR407 Contemporary Art Practices course.

Marguerite Perret, Professor of Art, Instructor, with visiting artist Brandi Lee Cooper, Art at the Intersection of Science Artist-in-Residence, University of Kansas.

Additional research assistance and images from Dr. Benjamin Reed, Assistant Professor, Washburn University Biology Department.

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