2016 “Science to Art” Exhibit
For Release – July 12, 2016
KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) announces the 2016 Science to Art exhibit. The Science to Art exhibit is a selection of scientific images which reflects a unique research story and captures the passion of each scientist and their research through the visual arts. The artworks also reveal the natural beauty in scientific images. Scientists from Columbia, Missouri to Manhattan, Kansas submitted images to KCALSI. This free, public exhibit is featured at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s Kemper East location at 4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, MO from July 15 through September 12, 2016.
“We are very pleased to partner with the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and their curator Erin Dziedzic,” said Dr. Wayne Carter, KCALSI President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have the unique opportunity to profile exceptional science expressed through visual images. Innovation comes from many areas of the STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] disciplines, but oftentimes, the greatest innovation comes from an integration of different disciplines, and also the integration of art and design into the STEM disciplines.”
The images from the 2016 Science to Art program range from a quail embryo to water droplet dispersion to a 3D image of infant lungs. Each image describes a quest for scientific understanding and future cures among our regional scientists. These scientists also describe their passion for the arts and the importance of the visual imagery in their research. Comments from scientists in the program articulate their passion for science and art. Josh Breaux with Children’s Mercy Hospital stated; “a STEAM [science, technology, engineering, art, and math] education prepares people for careers that don’t even have a name yet.”
Following this exhibit, all artwork from the 2016 Science to Art program will be auctioned at the KCALSI annual dinner on September 22. Proceeds will benefit STEAM education in the community through support of the following organizations and programs: BioGenius, Prep-KC, Science Pioneers, and the Kemper Museum.
Additional information about the 2016 Science to Art exhibit: http://kclifesciences.org/events/
The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) strives to advance the life sciences in the Kansas City region through research, commercialization and workforce development. A non-profit organization, KCALSI fosters constructive relationships between the academic and private sectors; facilitates collaborative scientific research; advocates for the life sciences at local, state and national levels; and supports economic development, technology transfer and commercialization.