Synergy: Ocean Stories
Presented by: Kim Barry, Willoughby Elliott, and NBAM/ArtWorks!
June 27 – September 12, 2014
Skylight Gallery & Heritage Gallery
New Bedford Art Museum/ ArtWorks! presents, "Synergy: Ocean Stories", an innovative exhibition that catalyzes partnerships between artists and research scientists. With an emphasis on communication and collaboration, Synergy aims to provide creative and thought provoking experiences for both the general public and for the participating artists and scientists. Artists and scientists were carefully selected and matched to work together to formulate a shared voice to create a unique collision of art and science for the public to experience and enjoy. With intriguing and mesmerizing images, sculpture, video and text, the science of coastal marine environment comes alive through art. Originally created and curated by Dr. Whitney Bernstein and Lizzie Kripke, in affiliation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and shown at the Museum of Science, Boston, the art museum invites Synergy's artists and scientists to revisit their collaborative artwork here in a historical coastal community that has for centuries relied on the sustaining ehealth of our ocean.
Featured Synergy Artists & Scientists include:
Anastasia Azure & Larry Pratt
Janine Wong & Liz Halliday & Sophie Clayton
Joseph Ingoldsby & Shanberger, Barkley, Alpert
Karen Ristuben & Sophie Chu
Laurie Kaplowitz & Ellie Bors
Bryan McFarlane & Jill McDermott
Shawn Town & Tristan Kading
Nathalie Miebach & Jon Fincke
Click HERE to learn about the collaborators of Synergy: Ocean Stories
Featured Synergy programming will be held at the museum from now until September 12th. Preview the lectures, weaving class, and family poetry day in our calendar.
Without the support of our sponsors, Synergy: Ocean Stories would not have been shown at the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!. Thank you to everyone who generously donated. A special thanks to the College of Visual & Performing Arts at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.