2007-2008

WPI Artists and Scientists Join Forces for EcoTarium Exhibit

WPI artists and scientists will join forces for a multimedia exhibit that is equally at home in an art gallery or a science museum. The exhibit, on display at the EcoTarium in Worcester, Mass., launches Thursday, April 24, and runs through Friday, May 30.

Opening Reception to be Held Thursday, April 24

What

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) artists and scientists will join forces for a multimedia exhibit that takes the meaning of collaboration to a new level, the result being an exhibit that is equally at home in an art gallery or a science museum and that opens a dialogue between artists and scientists. Open to the public, the eight-piece exhibit features light and electron microscopy images that have been incorporated into works of art that successfully transcend the original scientific nature of the images.

The exhibit, based on a required-for-graduation Interdisciplinary Qualifying Project, includes three student artists: Ian Anderson, a senior mechanical engineering major; junior Mark Lindblad, a chemical engineering major; and junior Andres Lopez, a biomedical engineering major. The scientists are a cohort of WPI faculty and graduate students who have shared microscopy images, data, knowledge, and their visions with the students.

When

Thursday, April 24, through Friday, May 30, 2008
Opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 (free admission to reception)

Where

EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, Mass.

April 22, 2008

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu