BSC ArtsQuest kicks off with exhibit fusing art and science

 Mar 29 2017
BSC ArtsQuest kicks off with exhibit fusing art and science
Bismarck State College kicks off ArtsQuest 2017 with its first event, an exhibit that provides singular views of our magnificent planet. Earth as Art will be on display March 31-April 11 in the Gannon Gallery, second floor of LEA (Library, English, Art) Hall.
 
A reception will be held on Tuesday, April 4 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gannon Gallery followed by a presentation by Dr. Karen Ryberg at 7 p.m. in the BSC National Energy Center of Excellence Basin Auditorium.
 
Earth as Art is comprised of stunning images from the Landsat Program satellites, a joint NASA/U.S. Geological Survey effort. In addition to their scientific value, Landsat images are simply spectacular views of our Earth. Striking patterns, colors, and shapes emerge from nature, transforming an image of a section of the Earth’s surface into what more closely resembles a gorgeous work of abstract art.
 
Ryberg, a Research Statistician with the U.S. Geological Survey Dakota Water Science Center, has been enamored with Earth as Art images ever since first seeing them. During her evening presentation, she will use Earth as Art images to illustrate Earth processes, test the audience’s knowledge of geography, and describe how humans interact with the Earth.
 
About ArtsQuest
The BSC Departments of Language, Literature & Communication and Fine Arts & Humanities present ArtsQuest 2017, a month-long celebration of music, art, theater, literature and film. ArtsQuest highlights the talent of BSC students and brings guest artists to campus. All ArtsQuest events are open to the public with most presented at no charge. For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit bismarckstate.edu/artsquest or facebook.com/bscartsquest