AN ART & SCIENCE TALK WITH ARTIST NEDRET ANDRE AND MARINE SCIENTIST JILL CARR ABOUT SEAGRASS
The art exhibition Glisten includes new abstract paintings that explore seagrass habitats. It relates to how light is the main source of energy for all living organisms. Artist Nedret Andre is inspired by how we are all connected through sun light and how seagrass, a submerged green plant, uses light to make food and oxygen. For over six years along with painting seagrass meadows, she has volunteered on seagrass restoration projects on the East Coast.
Please join artist Nedret Andre and marine scientist Jill Carr for both an artistic and scientific interpretation of current seagrass habitats in our virtual discussion. Jill Carr will share her knowledge on seagrass ecology and mapping techniques with a focus on the use of satellites, airplanes, drones and sonar to locate and monitor eelgrass. She will share imagery from under water and from the sky, bringing to light the beauty and challenges around this important marine habitat. Nedret Andre will outline how her mark making and color used in her paintings has a direct connection with volunteering in the field with the scientists