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Nature Sketching & Journaling - Table Rock Hike Saturday, May 6

Nature Sketching & Journaling - Table Rock Hike

Nature Sketching & Journaling – Table Rock Hike Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at Lower Table Rock

The iconic Upper and Lower Table Rocks—formed seven million years ago by a volcanic eruption—are prominent reminders of the rich natural and cultural heritage found in the Rogue Valley. For thousands of years the Takelma Indians called Table Rocks their home, and early settlers hiked to their summits in long skirts and full suits. Today more than 50,000 people each year connect with nature and history while walking their trails. These “Islands in the Sky” are designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern and an America’s Great Outdoors site to protect their diverse habitats, expansive views, abundant wildlife and a wealth of wildflowers, including the extremely rare Dwarf-wooly Meadowfoam that grows nowhere else in the world.

Join a couple of scientists-turned-artists for a hike and exploration of art in nature

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Happy BIrthday, Jackson Pollock!

 

Today is the birthday of American artist and drip paint extraordinaire, Jackson Pollock. The abstract expressionist, known for his figureless murals created on the floor of his studio, would turn 101 years old if he were still magically alive today.

 

 

Artists Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock are shown in their garden at their East Hampton, N.Y., home. 1949 photo provided by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. © Associated Press

 

In this 1949 photo provided by the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, artists Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock are shown in their garden at their East Hampton, N.Y., home. Pollock, who would have turned 100 in 2012, will have the anniversary of his birth observed with exhibitions, fundraisers and other events throughout the year. (AP Photo/Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center) Pollock, born in Cody, Wyoming, in 1912, began his career as an art student,

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STEM Promotes Science Instruction at the Expense of Humanities

We need more engineers and scientists. That has become the mantra of promoters of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in education. There is nothing wrong with such a rallying cry, except that investment in STEM education usually comes at the expense of HAS (humanities, arts, and social sciences). There is no arguing that inadequate […]

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Investment in the Arts is the Foundation for Building Vibrant Communities

In Iowa’s Creative Corridor, we are fortunate to enjoy an excellent quality of life. That is largely due to the abundance of arts and culture in our community. In today’s hyper-connected, highly-customized world, I truly believe arts and culture are the most important tools to ensuring growth in our communities. When you observe the cities, both big and small, who are doing it right, they all have a flourishing arts sector.

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New Art/Science Affinities

by Andrea Grover, Lead Author, New Art/Science Affinities, Curator, Intimate Science, Curator of Programs, Parrish Art Museum For four months in the fall of 2010, I worked at a cozy desk in the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as a curatorial research fellow, hosted jointly by the Miller Gallery and the STUDIO. […]

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Art Works Podcast: Jonah Lehrer

May 3, 2012 By Josephine Reed Jonah Lehrer. Photo by Nina Subin This week’s podcast is a conversation with Jonah Lehrer, who wrote Imagine: How Creativity Works, a book that has gotten people talking and thinking. Creativity and innovation are getting a lot of play these days. Everyone seems to agree these are the engines […]

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Art & Inquiry at the Exploratorium

by Marina McDougall, Director, Center for Art & Inquiry White Light © The Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu Physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer founded the Exploratorium in 1969 as a museum of art, science, and human perception. A hybrid between a laboratory and a public museum, the Exploratorium’s roots lie in an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the world. […]

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Making Science Intimate: Translating and Integrating the Arts and Humanities with Biology and Medicine

by Roger Malina, Distinguished Professor of Art and Technology and Professor of Physics, University of Texas, Dallas and Directeur de Recherche au CNRS, Aix Marseille Universite Making Science Intimate Earworm (node) by Deborah Aschheim, 2008, speakers, LED’s, plastic, copper tubing. This sound sculpture translates the musicians’ improvisation on the word “node,”(which brings up associations of […]

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The STEAM Camps Are Coming

It’s early in the new year but educators across the country are already making plans for the summer and they are thinking STEAM…with the arts playing a critical role. As demand for a new workforce to meet the challenges of a global knowledge economy is rapidly increasing, few things could be as important in this […]

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Connecting Creativity, Innovation, & the Education System

Running short on money for long-term big picture projects? Is “Community Outreach” a part of your mission statement or goal? Is working with the school district a maze (um, maybe talk to so and so, oh he’s no longer there, leave a message, come on in – but not today…), a closed door (we can’t […]

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