“Art, Science and the Natural World – The Seaweed Specimen” with Josie Iselin, artist and Ruta Saliklis, SLOMA Exhibition and Development Director
Light refreshments and discussion
Josie Iselin, photographer, writer and book designer based in San Francisco, will sit down with Ruta Saliklis, Director of Exhibitions and Development at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, to talk about her work in the context of the burgeoning STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) movement, which incorporates the arts into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects.
This conversation is offered in partnership with the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art where Ms. Iselin currently has a stunning exhibition of seaweed portraits on view from January 2 to March 1, 2015: “Intertidal Heroes” a poetic and compelling tribute by the artist to undersea life and the wonder and mystery it evokes.
Iselin takes the traditional pressed seaweed specimen — invaluable to scientists and beloved by collectors — into a contemporary portrait format using a flatbed scanner. Her work is a nexus where art, the natural world, and science converge. Iselin earned a bachelor’s degree in visual and environmental studies from Harvard College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 6, in Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library Room 111-H. This is the second STEAM (STEM+Art) presentation hosted by the Data Studio at Kennedy Library.
Faculty, students and community members are welcome; light refreshments will be served. Please visit http://libguides.calpoly.edu/datastudio for additional information on the event. Please contact: Jeanine Scaramozzino at 805-756-5677 or ude.yloplacnull@omaracsj for additional information.
Ms. Iselin will also be giving an ARTalk Sunday January 11 at 2pm at SLOMA free and open to the public. For more information about the artist and exhibit visit http://www.josieiselin.com/ and http://www.sloma.org/.