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Arts / Entertainment

Sixth Annual Art and Science Exhibition

March 15, 2011

'Beauty in research and scientific inquiry in art,' is the theme of Colorado State University's annual Art and Science Exhibition. The exhibition, which opens Friday, March 11 and runs through Friday, April 8, showcases some of the best work of scientists in the University's community. In 2010, only 40 works were accepted out of 179 entries.

A previous Art and Science Exhibition in the Lory Student Center's Curfman Gallery.

March 11-April 8
Lory Student Center
Curfman Gallery
Hours vary

Science with an artistic twist will be showcased at the Sixth Annual Art and Science Exhibition at the Curfman Gallery in the Lory Student Center.

The show, which runs from March 11 to April 8, aims to give scientists the opportunity to present their work in a different light.  Displays of research by student, faculty, and staff are included in the exhibit.

New setting for scientists to display work

“It’s an opportunity for scientists and researchers to display their work in a setting they are not used to,” says Haley Bates, one of the main coordinators of the exhibition.

The goal is to present scientific research in its aesthetic and artistic qualities rather than solely for research findings. Artists who create with science in mind also get the opportunity to show a piece in a field of art that is not normally considered.

Exhibition has grown in size, scope

The number of entries has increased yearly. "In 2010, 179 pieces were entered and only 40 entries were accepted into the showcase," Bates says.

The exhibition was started in 2005 by Rick Miranda, now CSU’s provost, and students from the College of Natural Sciences. The students collaborated with the Student Organization of Visual Art, or SOVA. Bates was a member of SOVA and volunteered with the first show.

"The most exciting aspect of the show," Bates says, "is to be able to see firsthand the research and investigation happening at CSU in the science community. Audiences numbering in the thousands give artists and scientists a good opportunity to widely show their work."

Gallery hours

  • Monday through Thursday - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday - 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday - Noon to 4 p.m.

The gallery will be open over Spring break from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Contact: Doug Sink
Phone: (970) 491-2810