Art and Science and Water Talk on Madison Campus

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Sigrid Peterson, Anne Moser, both with the Wisconsin Water Library; and Lyn Korenic, director, Kohler Art Library, curated the Title/Tidal: Book Arts and Water Exhibit, which was a springboard for a talk by two leading experts in their fields—art and freshwater science.
Credit: The collection of the Kohler Art Library

Oct. 6, 2016

An Oct. 21 talk, Flux: Water in Art and Science, will explore how water—acting simultaneously as a biological, ecological, social, political and aesthetic phenomenon—informs and inspires pursuits in the humanities and hard sciences.

The work of Sarah FitzSimons, a professor in the Art Department, evokes the natural world while being installed in and upon it. Steve Carpenter,director for the Center for Limnology, is a world-renowned water scholar who has devoted his career to research around freshwater, adaptive ecosystem management and social-ecological system resilience.

Both are on the program that will begin at 3:30 p.m. and conclude at 4:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, Room150, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave.

The talk will be followed by a reception and viewing of an accompanying exhibit, “Title/Tidal: Book Arts and Water,” 4:45-6 p.m., Kohler Art Library, Room 160, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building. The public is welcome to attend the talk, reception and exhibit viewing.

The exhibit and talk are sponsored by the Friends of the UW Madison Libraries and co-hosted by the Kohler Art Library and Wisconsin Water Library at UW-Madison.