Westfield State Presents ‘Connectivity Realized Through: Science, Math, Art’ Art Exhibit
In honor of its new Science and Innovation Center, Westfield State University will host the “Connectivity Realized Through: Science, Math, Art,” art exhibit from March 21 through April 14. There will be an artists’ reception on Wednesday, March 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Arno Maris Art Gallery.
Eight faculty members and 36 students contributed artwork to the show. The exhibit started as a collaborative effort between non-art faculty teaching art students. Art students interpreted their presentations and submitted work that creatively reflected the newly-learned subject interjected with their own thoughts and interpretations. Mediums on display range from video and animation and Photoshop, to charcoal, styrofoam, watercolor, photography, and more.
“The result was a diversified display of visuals that not only represented each area but, showed both energetic and creative spirit,” said museum curator and exhibit organizer Faith Lund, adjunct professor of art. “Interesting and inventive applications lend a sense of intrigue.”
In addition to the March 22 reception, the university will host a lecture by artist Kim Carlino on Wednesday, March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Owl’s Nest in the Ely Campus Center. Carlino was chosen to speak because some of her artwork mimics the theme of the “Connectivity” exhibit.
Both the exhibit and lecture are free and open to the public. The Arno Maris Art Gallery is located on the second level of the Ely Campus Center. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.westfield.ma.edu/offices/art-galleries/arno-maris-gallery-exhibits.
Photos Attached: Artwork by Westfield State University student Nicholas Abodeeb, inspired by a molecules presentation by Dr. Karsten Theis, associate professor of chemical and physical science.