Badlands ‘Art and Geology’ exhibit runs March 23-31


art and geology exhibit

Ceramic platters by Anthony DeRosa, a Slippery Rock University art education major from New Wilmington, will be displayed during the March 23-31 “Art and Geology: Landscape Impressions” exhibit at the Martha Gault Art Gallery. Pieces on display were inspired by student research time spend in the Badlands, South Dakota.

March 23, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Badlands Working Group of Slippery Rock University will present "Art and Geology: Landscape Impressions" from March 23-31 in SRU's Martha Gault Art Gallery. The exhibit will display ceramics, sculptures, paintings and photographs made by geology and art students who conducted research in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

An opening reception is from 5-7 p.m., March 23.

The Badlands Working Group is an interdisciplinary research collaborative led by Patrick Burkhart, SRU professor of geography, geology and the environment, and Katherine Mickle, associate professor of art.

Students in both fields learn from each other by working together in the Badlands. Geology majors study how to include light and perspective in their notebook illustrations of the land. Art majors learn a little geology and find inspiration for sketches, paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints, Burkhart and Mickle said.

Martha Gault, in Maltby Center, is open noon-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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