Convergence in Landscape: Art and Geology Collaborations

January 17 - March 24, 2017
Opening Reception: January 20, 6-8 pm

Last June, students from the Art and the Geology, Geography and Environment (GG&E) Departments traveled to the Badlands National Park in South Dakota to conduct field research and hone artistic skills in a collaborative effort to synthesize research and the communication of ideas through creative work. Dr. Patrick Burkhart (GG&E) had been taking his students to the Badlands for multiple years before he invited fellow faculty member Katherine Mickle (Art) to participate in 2006.

Results have been presented at conferences and symposiums ever since. The ideas shared and the impressions gathered from the 2015 trip formed an exhibition that will be on display in the Ballroom Gallery, January 17-March 24, 2017.  Work includes photography, mixed media, ceramics and more.  A public reception will be held on January 20, 6-8 pm.