Over the past couple of months, Booty and I haven’t made nearly as many posts on Scientific Social as we had previously. Since July, our efforts were re-directed to a huge project that as of this weekend has finally come to life.
We are proud to announce the opening of our first solo art exhibition – Into The Canyons: Where Art Meets Geology!
Join us for our opening reception on Sunday, September 20th from 4-6PM at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences. We hope everyone of our fans and followers are able to join us! To get the latest updates, RSVP, and more, visit our official event page here.
All of the work featured in the show comes from our first exploratory trip we made to the Southwest United States in June 2014 covering Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon, and the Grand Canyon. Accompanying many of the images will be an informational card, explaining the geology and science behind each photograph, helping create a deeper understanding of what the viewer sees.
The objective of Into The Canyons is to demonstrate how fine art can be used as a means of explaining complex scientific ideas in an entertaining, engaging, and enlightening way. While many view the arts and sciences as two separate entities, we believe the combination of the two creates an extremely powerful tool that both artists and science enthusiasts can get excited about.
With our first show in January and the creation of this science blog, Into The Canyons: Where Art Meets Geology is the next step to our ultimate goal: the creation of a children’s pop-up book that applies the same principals that we are utilizing in this show.
We also want to extend a huge thanks out to the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences for helping make this show happen. From start to finish, The Foundation provided us with the support and feedback we needed to make this show a success. With their almost 70 year long commitment to helping promote the arts and sciences, we couldn’t of found a better fit.