Art & Environment Gallery

Opening reception for "Trending Toward Wild" Monday, February 8, 2016, 4:30-5:30 PM.

Now on display in the Ford Commons, Dana Building

Andrew Sell is pursuing a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at UM SNRE. Having been raised on a farm in southeastern Michigan, he has always been immersed in issues relating to the environment. His series of work entitled "Trending Toward Wild" explores how public gardens are interpreting and using native plants in 'wild gardens.' He plans to pursue a doctorate degree, mentor students, and help shape the discussion about the future of public gardens as a director. The 4:30 PM reception on Monday, February 8 will feature refreshments, a talk by the artist and period of questions.

 

About the gallery

The Art & Environment Gallery is sponsored by the School of Natural Resources & Environment and located in the Ford Commons on the first floor of the Samuel Trask Dana Building at 440 Church Street between the Chemistry Building and Randall Lab. The gallery opened in February 2012 to draw more attention to the influence of art in shaping our understanding of science and nature.

It features local and national artists whose work speaks to how people interact and understand the environment. The exhibits rotate every eight weeks and are presented in five showcases in the Dana Building’s central community space for students, staff, and faculty.

“This gallery draws attention to the intersecting values, both artistically and scientifically, of art and the environment." “Because of the way SNRE’s curriculum embraces interdisciplinary fields, it is a natural place to host this gallery. We are bringing art to our school to strengthen our sense of community and facilitate dialogue among students, faculty and staff in the spirit of green-building philosophy." ~ Sara Adlerstein, SNRE Associate Research Scientist and gallery organizer and curator.

Find out more in this feature article by Ann Arbor's eCurrent Magazine.

Art & Environment Gallery curator, Sara Adlerstein talks about art and science.