This year’s showcase revels in the wide range of imagination, talent, and interests found in the intersection of art and science.
During the opening of the exhibit, guests will be able to attend the Curfman Gallery Awards Ceremony, which will honor the chosen participants that have pieces on display. The exhibit will be open through March 24.
Illuminating the exceptional
All eight of the University’s colleges have at least one representative who submitted a design in this year’s exhibition. Students, faculty and staff were all encouraged to create their best science-inspired art, or artistically appreciated science. Everything from photography, 3D prints, printmaking, photovoltaics and pastels were accepted.
All of the submissions were evaluated by a competitive and selective jury. The jurors in the past have included deans of colleges, department chairs, individuals from the Lory Student Center Arts Program and outside experts. Only a fraction of the pieces that were submitted were approved.
This year there were 81 applicants, and 22 of those applicants’ work will be featured in the exhibition. A small percentage of students and faculty were chosen to have not one, but two works of art at the showcase.
The featured pieces are from art and art history; biology; biomedical medical; design and merchandising; chemistry; English; fish, wildlife and conservation biology; mathematics; and mechanical engineering.
The purpose of the Art and Science Exhibition is to open up the connectedness between art and science. The College of Liberal Arts, College of Natural Sciences and the Lory Student Center, who all sponsor this event, collaborated to celebrate these creative minds and, like Leonardo da Vinci, “study the science of art and the art of science.”
The Curfman Gallery exhibits both student and contemporary art. It has been home to the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, Annual Student Art Exhibition, and this year’s Art and Science Exhibition.