Monthly Archives: April 2012
After what turned out to be a very mild winter, we checked in on Robert Andrade’s Ruined States, the site specific sculpture he created on station923’s west-facing lawn 2 summers ago. While the artist’s intention was for the piece to crack and become ruins, as you can see, it is still holding up astonishingly well, save for a bit of new cracking in a few of the middle panels. We think it looks better than ever, and we’re secretly thrilled we’ll have it in tact for at least another season.
Meanwhile, just a few feet away, where we were making some repairs to the fence, our resident woodchuck tried dragging our electrical cord into his den while we weren’t looking. Seems we’re not the only ones in the neighborhood trying to get an early start on our property maintenance.
This weekend at Cornell University is the LUX: Art & Science Exhibition.
A combined effort of the Department of Art and the Department of Physics, the exhibition encourages a cross pollination between artists and a broad spectrum of scientists.
Artists whose work will be exhibited in Milstein Hall Gallery include: Oisin Byrne, Stine Diness, Beatrice Pediconi, Jason Krugman, and Natalie Tyler. A companion exhibition will be held in Willard Straight Hall Gallery and the artists exhibiting there include: Sharyn O’Mara, Kazue Taguchi
The exhibiton opens with a reception at Milstein this Friday, April 20th from 5-7pm, followed by a dance performance in Willard Straight. On Saturday, April 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium, Milstein Hall, Nobel Prize winning chemist Roald Hoffmann and MacArthur Genius Award recipient Michal Lipson will give talks and Philip Krasicky from the physics department will provide interactive demonstrations of light and its technology moving from photo voltaic cells to lasers. Hoffmann will address chemical reactions which generate light and how light serves as a critical catalyst. Lipson, will speak about her work with micron-size photonic structures for light manipulation.
For more info and a schedule of events, visit: http://aap.cornell.edu/events/events_details.cfm?customel_datapageid_2742=539573