Art & Environment Gallery: Work of Middy Potter
April 25, at 4-5 p.m.
An upcoming exhibit titled "New & Used", featuring the work of Middy Potter. A self taught artist, Middy Potter has always realized the connection of science and art. His formal training includes a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, a form of art in itself. Influences include traveling throughout the United States and Europe while experiencing new cultures, art, buildings and people. Materials for his sculptures have included wood, cloth, glass mosaics on three dimensional forms, stone, metal, cast stone, and found objects.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
The Art & Environment 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 about every eight weeks and are presented in five showcases in the Dana Building’s first floor commons. “This gallery will draw attention to the intersecting values, both artistically and scientifically, of art and the environment,” said Sara Adlerstein, an associate research scientist at SNRE and gallery organizer and curator.
“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," Adlerstein added.
Each show features an opening talk by the artist followed by a reception.