2016 Exhibit — A Fresh Field of Life: Artists, Naturalists and the Vision for Acadia
Our fifth annual exhibit features science-inspired work by over 40 local, national and international artists. Concurrent with the centennial celebration of Acadia National Park, the exhibit tells the story of art and science coming together on Mount Desert Island in the 19th century, the founding of a national park and how art and science connect our knowledge in the 21st century.
Art Meets Science explores the similarities and intersections between Art and Science, advancing dialogue between artists, scientists, and members of our community who seek to discover and understand the natural world.
Viewing the Exhibit
The 2016 exhibit, A Fresh Field of Life: Artists, Naturalists and the Vision for Acadia, includes artist and scientist collaborations, one between artist Robyn Ellenbogen and scientists Kevin Strange, Ph.D., and Dustin Updike, Ph.D., and one between artist Linda Rowell-Kelley and Jane Disney, Ph.D.
The 2015 exhibit—“Is it Art or is it Science?”—featured forty Maine, national, and international artists, including collaborations between artist Kimberly Callas and scientist Jim Coffman, Ph.D., and artist Beth Pfeiffer and scientist Ben King, M.S. The sculptures of James Wolfe and Jens Zorn, Ph.D., were also highlighted.
The 2014 exhibit featured the work of 43 artists as well as collaborations between artists Ed Nadeau and Liz Cutler and scientists Aric Rogers and Sandra Rieger, respectively. The sculptures of David Sywalski and Melita Westerlund were also highlighted.
Twenty-three Maine artists participated in the 2013 exhibit. Artists Ben Lincoln, Nancy Manter, and Katherine Noble Churchill collaborated with scientists Dustin Updike, Voot Yin, and Jane Disney, respectively.