Grafting the Grape Virtual Lecture Series: Climate Change in Art
September 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Missouri Botanical Garden is sponsoring the Grafting the Grape online program series in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Climate Change in Art
Presentation and discussion with artists Lorraine Walsh and Lei Han whose multi-faceted artwork installations investigate the impacts of global climate change upon the native Missouri grape species. Preregistration is required. A zoom link will be sent by email one day prior to class.

Lorraine Walsh is the Art Director and Curator of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, and Visiting Associate Professor of Art at Stony Brook University. She oversees the Simons Center Art and Science Program and is the Executive Director of SCGP News, the Center’s biannual newsletter. As an interdisciplinary new media artist and curator with a lifelong passion for discovery at the nexus of art and science, Walsh’s research in “sci-art” is located in the rich possibilities of the interplay, shared structure, and aesthetic expression intrinsic in natural and

creative processes. Her work is exhibited internationally and she is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships.

Lei Han is an artist, educator and designer. Her work, often inspired by nature and everyday life, explores notions of perception, memory, transience and time. Fascinated by the influences of eastern philosophy in western art, especially in modern and contemporary art, her recent work aims for creating the cohesion between spirituality and creativity, as well as making new connections between the artist, viewer and object/subject. Lei’s current work in experimental video, animation, interactive art and installation, has been exhibited at galleries, museums, and film festivals nationally and internationally.

ASL interpretation and live captioning provided for each program. Presentations will be recorded for later viewing on the Garden's YouTube channel.


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