hayleyandjaneIn a recent article on Scientific American’s website, editor and author Maia Weinstock featured 15 works of art depicting women in science. including a portrait of Jane Goodall by Art.Science.Gallery. founder Hayley Gillespie.

Weinstock described the need for a reimagining of the STEM acronym and the need for such imagery.

…there’s another sea change taking place right now, and that is the morphing of STEM into STEAM, an acronym acknowledging that art and design have always been integral to the fields of science and technology.

Scientific and mathematical crafts have become easier to find and purchase in recent years, thanks to the growth of online artist communities and marketplaces. And although depictions of scientists remain overwhelmingly male, an increasing number of artworks are beginning to highlight women as thinkers and creators. The artists in the following collection of works featuring women in science have contributed boldly to the dual goals of celebrating women in the STEM fields and portraying them positively through the lens of visual media.

Weinstock will co-curate a women-in-STEM art exhibit here at Art.Science.Gallery. that will run from September 13 to October 15, 2014.

Darwin Day Portrait Project 2012 (Charles Darwin), paper collage and acrylic on board, 36" x 42" © Hayley Gillespie

Darwin Day Portrait Project 2012 (Charles Darwin), paper collage and acrylic on board, 36″ x 42″ © Hayley Gillespie

Art.Science.Gallery. will host several events during the weekend of February 7 – 9, 2014 in celebration of Darwin Day and PrintAustin 2014, including a collaborative art project, the Darwin Day Portrait Project.

Darwin’s 205th Birthday Party

Join us for a Darwin’s 205th Birthday Party + closing reception for IMPRESSI (a science-inspired printmaking exhibition for PrintAustin) on Friday, February 7, 6 – 9pm. The evening’s event also coincides with O P E N Canopy, a monthly event in which galleries and artist studios at Canopy (916 Springdale Rd.) are open late 6-9 pm the first Friday of the month and 12 – 6 pm the following Saturday. IMPRESSI is on view until Sunday, February 9, 2014.

Darwin Day Portrait Project

Join us at Art.Science.Gallery. for the 3rd annual Darwin Day Portrait Project! We’ll be celebrating Darwin’s birthday all weekend long and invite you to participate in the making of this year’s portrait on the following days and times:

Friday, February 7, 2014 12 – 9pm
Saturday February 8, 12 – 6pm
Sunday February 9, 12 – 6pm

The Darwin Day Portrait Project is a series of collaged portraits of great naturalists. A new portrait in this series is created each year for Darwin Day – a celebration of the birth of Charles Robert Darwin (February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882). Each portrait is designed and directed by artist-scientist and Art.Science.Gallery. founder Hayley Gillespie. The 2012 (Charles Darwin) and 2013 (Jane Goodall) portraits were constructed in collaboration with visitors to the Texas Memorial Museum’s Darwin Day celebrations. Both portraits are now on loan to the museum so that visitors can see the finished portraits that they helped create. More details about the project, including a time-lapse video of Darwin’s portrait, can be found here: http://wp.me/p1FpZg-iZ. The portrait project will take place at Art.Science.Gallery. this year.

Charles_Henry_Turner_YOUNGThe 2014 portrait will feature Charles Henry Turner (February 3, 1867 – February 18, 1923), a zoologist and entomologist who made significant contributions to our knowledge of ant, spider and honeybee behavior. He was the first African American to receive a graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati as well as the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1907. Turner published 49 papers on invertebrates, and was the first to demonstrate that insects can hear and can distinguish pitch. In addition, he first discovered that cockroaches can learn by trial and error and that honeybees can see color. Besides his scientific work, Turner was active in the struggle to obtain social and educational services for African Americans. The public is invited to help create the collaged portrait of Charles Henry Turner during the hours listed above.

July 8-August 6, 2012

presented by
Art.Science.Gallery. (512-5228-ART)    &
South Corridor Gallery @ First Presbyterian Church (512-345-8856)
8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, TX 78731
Gallery hours: 9:00 am to 4:30pm M-Th and 8:30am to 1:00pm Sundays.
Meet the artist reception: Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 10:00am-11:15am.

Emerald Ash Borer © 2010 Emily Bryant. Pressed invasive plant collage on sustainable bamboo paper.

Emily Bryant was born and raised near Cleveland, Ohio. Drawing animals from a young age, her fascination with wildlife led her to pursue degrees in Sustainability and Studio Art with a Biology minor. While completing her education at Baldwin-Wallace College, Bryant began to explore how sustainability could be incorporated into art. Utilizing sustainable materials to produce art with environmental messages, such as the impact of native and invasive species in local ecosystems, she hopes to inspire others to explore and conserve the natural world.

Using pressed specimens of invasive plant material, Bryant creates stunning collages that represent some of America’s most invasive insect species. Thus, her work simultaneously provides invasive species control by removing invasive plants from wild places and creates artworks that educate the public about the threats associated with invasive insects. All of her work is mounted to sustainably-produced archival bamboo papers using natural plant-based glues.

Bryant’s series of nature photographs utilize a digital form of collage that complement her invasive species series by depicting what are often considered fragile native species and ecosystems that can be disrupted by invasives. A celebration of the natives of her home state of Ohio and her current home in Texas, Bryant’s photographs are rich in both color and biodiversity.

An interview with Emily Bryant about her work (ECO Art + Science Series: The Sustainable Art of Emily Bryant) was published in March 2012 on the biocreativity blog. Many of the original artworks featured in this interview will be on display as Art.Science.Gallery. and the South Corridor Gallery @ First Presbyterian Church co-present the artists work.


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