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The art of science.

The Art of Science

Art and science offer different ways of looking at ourselves and the world around us. Yet artists and scientists share a common goal: to interpret and understand the mysteries of life. Dow Presents: The Art of Science encourages students to bridge the traditional chasm between scientific and artistic vision by challenging them to translate scientific subjects into original works of art. The result: abstract concepts like gravity, evolution and artificial intelligence come to life in ways that make them less remote.

Science can enlarge the artist's pallette as well, adding scanning electron microscopes, computer programs and film processing technologies to the conventional media. This competition and exhibit provides a powerful visual reminder that science and technology can be discovered in unexpected places--and depicted in imaginative and surprising ways.

The 1989 exhibit received entries from 466 students from 46 states and the District of Columbia. The 50 winners were honored with cash awards, including a $1,000 first place scholarship prize, and certificates of merit. All winning artworks were exhibited at The New York Academy of Sciences before beginning a year-long, eleven-city national tour. Official entry forms and more information regarding the 1990 exhibit may be obtained by contacting: Competition Coordinator, The Art of Science, The New York Academy of Sciences, 2 East 63 Street, New York, New York, 10021. (212) 838-0230.

PHOTO : Moments in Time, photography, infra-red. Ursula Ruhl, Parkway West High School, Ballwin,

PHOTO : Missouri. Teacher: Helen D. Hume.

PHOTO : Broken Light Bulb and a Firefly, oil on glass. Gaku Nakatani, Campolindo High School,

PHOTO : Moraga, California. Teacher: Janet Thomas.

PHOTO : Onward, acrylic. Andrew Horn, Abbot Pennings High School, DePere, Wisconsin. Teacher:

PHOTO : Julie Fondell.

PHOTO : The Art of the Atom, acrylic on canvas. Ann Beiersdorfer, Uruline Academy, Cincinnati,

PHOTO : Ohio. Teacher: Penny Lammert.

PHOTO : Abstraction, watercolor on paper. Lloyd Walton, Geneva High School, Geneva, Ohio.

PHOTO : Teacher: Joyce Koehler.

PHOTO : "Abstraction is an attempt to capture the creative mind at work. It synthesizes the

PHOTO : biological event and watercolors on a plane where artists and scientists can comprehend

PHOTO : and appreciate both. Viewed under a microscope, neurons are octopus-like figures, but the

PHOTO : brushstrokes of the artist bring them to life. In my painting, harmonious colors convey

PHOTO : the emotions of the psyche while the exploding flashes are thoughts."

PHOTO : Pond Life Acid Rain, watercolor and ink. Jennifer Kauffman, M. Penn Jr./Sr. High School,

PHOTO : Reading, Pennsylvania. Teacher: S. Luckenbach.

PHOTO : Ice on Fire, ink and acrylic. Jennifer Stengel, Rampart High School, Colorado Springs,

PHOTO : Colorado. Teacher: Mary Gromko.

PHOTO : Imaginative Logic, photography and computer graphics. Jeff Conway, Terre Haute S. Vigo

PHOTO : High School, Terre Haute, Indiana. Teacher: Daniel Wunderlich.

PHOTO : "In this picture I tried to integrate the logical and technical side of both art and

PHOTO : science with the creative and imaginative side. Both ways of thinking are necessary when

PHOTO : you are formulating a scientific hypothesis and creating an artistic masterpiece. The left

PHOTO : side, with the black and white images, represents logical thought, while the right, with

PHOTO : the color, represents imagination."
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Title Annotation:Showcase; examples of entries from the Dow Chemical Co.'s science in art competition
Publication:School Arts
Date:Dec 1, 1989
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