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ERIC Number: EJ1099061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
Art Meets Science
Rohs, C. Renee
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2007 n3 Sum 2007
Numerous connections between the visual arts and sciences are evident if we choose to look for them. In February 2006, students and faculty from the Art and Geol/Geog departments at NW Missouri State University put together an exhibit at a local art gallery featuring works that were born out of science, inspired by science, or exploring the science behind the art. The primary goal of this project was to provide a setting where students could make creative links and increase awareness of both arts and sciences through community outreach. Photomicrographs, scanning electron microscopic images and lightning photography were included along with written explanations describing background information such as interference colors, intricate three-dimensional structures <50µm in size, and timed shutter speeds. Comparatively, two pastel works, using colors, lines, and curves, had been inspired by the laws of physics while one ceramic piece depicted marine invertebrates cast in stone. Students were involved at all levels of the project from developing the displays to interacting with community members at the reception to creative writing in response to the exhibit. Outcomes from this project provide evidence of direct benefits to students as a result of integrating understanding in both arts and sciences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
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