Diana Moore '02 hosted a talk about the collaboration of art and science in the Silva Gallery of Art on Monday, April 24.
The gallery's current exhibit, Science Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction, features Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.'s seventeenth annual art-science international juried exhibition. Moore, a member of the board at Art & Science Collaborations, stated, "The heart of art, biotech, and science is the same."
After graduating from Pennington, Moore went on to earn her bachelor's degree at Princeton University and her master's degree from Sotheby's Institute of Art. She current works for a biotech company and is the curator for D & R Greenway Land Trust's art gallery.
Science Inspires Art shows how each artist's deep concern for the environment guided his or her ultimate mission⎯for the individual's art to stimulate public reflection, critical thinking, dialogue, and, it is hoped, individual actions on the issues we face surrounding loss of biodiversity and species extinction.The works were selected by distinguished co-jurors Elizabeth Corr, manager of art partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Dr. Paula J. Ehrlich, president & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. As explained by Dr. Ehrlich, "By letting us see the world in ways we may not have perceived before, art allows us to discover and enhance our collective experience of the beauty and wonder of out biodiverse planet, ...not only highlighting nature's great beauty, but also the complex role and importance of every species within the intricate web of life that supports our lives."
The exhibit can be viewed in the Silva Gallery until Friday, April 28.