Date - September 18, 2016
3:15 pm until 4:30 pm
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT, 06877
In the spring, at the Katonah Museum of Art, one of the artists presenting was James Prosek, a naturalist and artist who adorned one of the KMA’s galleries with his murals, silhouettes of birds native to the region. His installation was intriguing then, and as I’ve come to learn more about his work, I wanted to make this a featured event.
Many of you have probably heard of STEAM, the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. It is an interdisciplinary approach to learning, which is becoming more widespread as parallels, links and influences between these different areas become more evident and relevant in the learning environment of today’s world.
From the website: aldrichart.org
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Ridgefield Library are committed and passionate practitioners of, and advocates for, cross-disciplinary teaching and learning. Continuing the thought-provoking dialogue initiated with community collaborators at the Creativity Conference in 2012 in Ridgefield, CT, these two long-time partners invite educators, parents, life-long learners of all disciplines, and the creative community-at-large to engage, envision, and imagine together.
Join artist, author, and naturalist James Prosek as he provides insight into how he combines his love of art and science through his studio practice. See and experience his current work first hand, seeing how these two disciplines can come together to create a unique perspective on the world around us as he demonstrates his use of watercolors, while discussing how and why we name and order nature in the ways in which we do.
This event is free of charge. After the program, members are invited to join me for coffee, a drink or bite to eat – I will be in touch with attending members to discuss details and options.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, Connecticut