Visualizing science through art

Two nationally recognized artists, Kim Abeles and Brian Collier, will pay a visit to UCAR/NCAR this fall as part of "Visualizing Science: Informing through Arts and Science Collaborations."

The presentations, which are open to all staff, are sponsored by EO and EcoArts Connections, a Front Range–based festival that brings scientists, artists, performers, and the public together to raise awareness about climate change.

Kim Abeles will present "Teaching Pollution to Talk" on October 20 at 11:00 a.m. in the Foothills auditorium. A visual artist, Kim has been creating environmental-related artwork since the mid-1980s, garnering national and international attention for her method of creating images from smog. Her work was exhibited at the United Nations climate talks held in Copenhagen last year.

Brian Collier will present “The Re-Environment: Interpreting Science with Art" on November 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mesa Lab’s Main Seminar Room. Brian translates scientific research into exhibitions and multidimensional projects aimed at motivating public conversation on environmental crises. He’ll discuss his newest project, "Bird Shift," which looks at human activity and its effect on bird behavior, including range shifts due to climate change.