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Listening to the Forest with Leah Wilson

Everyone is welcome to join this conversation about the new public art installation Listening to the Forest, located in the Peavy Forest Science Center on Oregon State University's campus. The discussion will include a live Q&A with the artist Leah Wilson.

Listening to the Forest is made possible through Oregon's Percent for Art program and Oregon State University. Wilson based the composition and color of the installation on the distinctions of the cellular structure of wood and the variances of light quality from forest canopy to forest floor. The artwork creates a contemplative visual experience of light, color, shadow, and rhythm. 

Leah Wilson is a visual artist and writer who lives and works in Eugene, Oregon. A 2012 Spring Creek Project artist residency at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest introduced her to ecologists working on long-term studies in the Andrews Forest. Attracted by the long-term focus of study, she is now an episodic, lifetime artist-in-residence at the Andrews Forest. Her artwork has been exhibited at galleries throughout the West Coast and her work is in national and international public and private collections.

This event is sponsored by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Program, the OSU College of Forestry, and the Spring Creek Project.

Wednesday, May 12 at 4:00pm

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Lecture or Presentation

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Art and Entertainment, Sustainability


Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student, Alumni, Industry Partner, Online



Free and open to everyone

College of Forestry, Spring Creek Project
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Shelley Stonebrook

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