Art and Entomology: Insects in a Changing World
Our lives are intimately connected with insects—from the moment of silent awe as a butterfly lands on a flower, to the food on our dinner tables, to the decomposition of our bodies. As scientists warn of collapsing insect communities around the world, how will we respond? Join us for a panel discussion with researchers and artists as we celebrate the lives, and imagine the future, of insects. Panelists will include:
- Lisa Schonberg, composer, percussionist, field recordist, writer, naturalist, environmental artist, and teacher. She is the author of The DIY Guide to Drums, The Hylaeus Project: A Documentation of the Endangered Native Bees of Hawaii, and Fieldguided, a series of books on insects and their habitats.
- Kristina Dutton, violinist and composer. Among her many recent projects, she co-founded and co-curated Call and Response, an experimental arts and lecture series that combined a presentation by a specialist in any field followed by musical response by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative musicians.
- Chris Marshall, curator and collections manager of the Oregon State Arthropod Collection. In addition to his interests in the systematics and taxonomy of scarab beetles and their close relatives, Dr. Marshall works with regional, national, and international colleagues involved in major projects to better share and disseminate biodiversity data based on museum specimens.
- Craig Goodworth, an Oregon-based artist working in installation and poetry. He has received fellowships in art and writing, including a Fulbright to the Slovak Republic in 2015. Along with exhibiting his artworks nationally and internationally, including an OSU exhibit called Blood & Honey, he's engaged in various collaborations and residencies relating art to science and religion.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project, the OSU Department of Integrative Biology, and the OSU Arthropod Collection.
Bee artwork included here by Craig Goodworth.
Wednesday, April 24 at 3:00pm
Memorial Union Building (MU), Room 206
2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331