Studio Blue Premieres
On Wednesday, February 6, Dean Bruce Corliss presided over the formal opening of Studio Blue, a multimedia coastal and ocean learning commons designed to exhibit creative works in a variety of media that are inspired by and imbue the research of marine and coastal scientists. The artists and their scientist counterparts were in attendance to discuss their works, both to the audience as a group, and individually after the formal program.
Studio Blue, a gallery showcasing the intersection and interaction of science and art, is a collaboration between student and faculty artists from the University of Rhode Island Art department and the Rhode Island School of Design with scientists from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography and the College of the Environment and Life Sciences. The artists works ranged from the traditional to the technical with the use of papermaking to oils to computer programming. Photos and descriptions of the art can be found at this link. The collection is anticipated to expand every year as new artists contribute to an eclectic conversation between art and science.
Located in the Coastal Institute at the Narragansett Bay Campus, Studio Blue is open to the public. Studio Blue is supported and administered by URI GSO, Office of Marine Programs, the Coastal Institute, and the Rhode Island National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).