Thursday, January 13, 2011

Forecast / WSCTC

Seattle: The Venice of the Northwest, 2007
by Sarah Kavage and Nicole Kistler
Digital photo manipulation and graphic design, 4" x 6"

If you'll pardon the pun, there's a convergence coming to the Convention Center real soon! The American Meteorological Society (AMS) will be in town hosting their 91st annual conference and have collaborated with EcoArts Connections to bring us a weather related exhibit that sounds really interesting. Independent curator Lele Barnett, who just landed at Microsoft as the Curatorial Consultant for their art collection, was tapped to organize this exhibition of works by over 36 artists.

The Melt (detail), 2010
by Scott Schuldt with collaborating scientist Cecilia Bitz
Wearable anorak, 42" x 40" x 12"

Forecast: Communicating Weather and Climate isn't your typical art show. In addition to works by local favorites like Susan Robb, Katy Stone, Claire Johnson, and Cable Griffith, there are several collaborative projects that pair artists with scientists.
“In addition to being aesthetically nourishing, the exhibition will also be scientifically engaging, helping the public better experience a broad array of weather and climate activities. The works will share not only the beauty of natural forces, but also the impact of weather and climate upon public health and safety, economic growth, national security, sustainability, and air and water quality.” Marda Kirn, executive director of EAC
Masonic Lodge near Port Sulfur, LA, 2005 by Chris Jordan
Photographic Inkjet print, 29" x 34"

The show runs from January 24 through April 9, 2011 in WSCTC's North and South
Gallerias.

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