Our friend Sarah Kanouse has forwarded the following information about her Art & Ecology students’ final exhibition. If you’re in or near Iowa City, be sure to head over to the University of Iowa’s I-Gallery to catch the work of these talented students. Sarah’s message follows:
“Art Likes Ecology & Ecology Likes Art,” an end of semester exhibition
Closing Reception on Wednesday, May 13 from 4:00 until 6:30 p.m.
I-Gallery, Communications Center, 2nd Floor, 116 S. Madison St.
Exhibition will be on view May 8-13
“Art Likes Ecology & Ecology Likes Art” features a number of artworks engaging environmental themes, including floating gardens, a video game exploration of military ecology, an audio essay on place, and handmade books that investigate recycling and production streams. The show is the culmination of semester-long research by students in Art & Ecology, a seminar course offered in the Intermedia Department that explores artistic responses to the environment and related social issues. The show will be on view May 8-14 in the I-Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Communications Center, with a closing reception on May 13 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Special events plans for the closing reception include a swap of plant starts and seeds. Guests are encouraged to bring extra garden seeds and seedlings to exchange with others, though you do not need to have brought anything to leave with seeds or plants. The show will also feature the distribution of seed bombs, which are balls of clay, compost, and seeds that are allowed to dry and are then used by guerilla gardeners to brighten neglected in areas in need of some green. Refreshments will be served.
Art & Ecology is a collaborative research team composed of Courtney Cable, Sarah Kanouse, Nathan Morton, Benjamin Skolnik, and Nicole Pietrantoni. These graduate and undergraduate students and their faculty facilitator hail from Intermedia, Sculpture, Printmaking, and English.
This event is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Intermedia Program of the School of Art and Art History. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the School of Art and Art History at 335-1771.