Art Meets Science: The Story of The Great Lakes Cycle

January 27, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Free with admission

Long before Alexis Rockman picks up a paint brush, he formulates each painting through rigorous research. On a research trip in 2014, Rockman met Dr. Jill Leonard, Professor of Biology at Northern Michigan University, who would prove to be an incredible asset as he shaped The Great Lakes Cycle. Their first conversation over coffee was catalytic, producing an outline of issues that would become the themes of the series’ five paintings. Join us for an informal, frank discussion between artist and scientist, moderated by GRAM Director and CEO and curator of the exhibition, Dana Friis-Hansen, about how The Great Lakes Cycle came to be.