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Confluence of Art and Science on the Narragansett Bay

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, August 2

6 – 7:30 pm

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The island of Jamestown is very much defined by its relationship to the Narragansett Bay. As climate change and rising sea levels are becoming an omnipresent concern, collecting data and building a consistent relationship with the ocean is paramount in gaining understanding.

Join multidisciplinary artists, designer and professor at RISD, Rafael Attias, to learn about his collaborations with marine scientists from the URI Oceanography Bay Campus and their exploration of the Narragansett Bay. Through sound and video, they communicate and relate scientific data through sensory means, providing a new way of interpreting scientific data.

Vis-a-thon is a program designed to reimagine visualization as an evolving process of inquiry, indivisible from research itself. The program provides opportunities for participants to collaboratively experiment with new and innovative ways to create and use visual imagery and language. Participant projects are completed over a two-day period and in partnership with faculty and graduate students to develop and enact their proposals.

In addition to Professor Attias’ work, the artists behind Wrack Line: 2050, Melody Drnach, Janie Harris, Anne Kuhn-Hines, and Mary Meagher, will discuss their sculpture, as part of the 2022 Biennial: Passages, an Outdoor Arts Experience, and how it relates climate change to the island of Jamestown.

This event is a great convergence of art, science, ecology, and environmental concerns–not to be missed.


August 2
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Jamestown Arts Center
18 Valley Road
Jamestown, RI 02835 United States
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