In the spring of 2009, the art and science exhibit “Art of the Natural World” hosted its second exhibit entitled, “Biology: The Living World as Seen Through Art.” Students at Lock Haven University once again were able to share their knowledge and passion of art and science with local school children and members of the community.
This show brought in a new collaborator, Dr. Joseph Calabrese of the Department of Biological Sciences. The exhibit featured a myriad of paintings, photographs, sculptures, and ceramics that depicted the beauty of living things.
The pieces were submitted by Lock Haven University students, faculty, and members of the community and resulted in an even more publicized show. Local school children visiting the exhibit learned leather crafts for their hands-on learning activity. Students at Lock Haven University assisted with the exhibit by submitting artwork, giving tours of the exhibit, and assisting with the set-up and organization of the event.
The purpose of the art exhibits is to provide a “museum-like” experience where students and faculty can present educational material in the form of art. All artistic pieces in the show are labeled with dual information cards: one label consists of: the name of the piece, artist’s name, and artistic media, the second label consists of some example of educational information that gives the viewer a better perspective of the natural world around them.