Registration Required
Attend a single session, or stay for the day!

Weather Report: A Symposium on Art and Weather

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11 am to 5 pm

Free/All are welcome
Located at Science Building Room 125, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

Please join us for a cross-disciplinary symposium investigating the intersection of art and weather. Attend a single session, or stay for the day! The symposium features our Exhibitions Director, Richard Klein, and noted WCBS 880 radio meteorologist, Craig Allen, hosting a unique gathering of artists and researchers presenting on weather as it informs their work, reflecting how atmosphere shapes our collective experience. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Weather Report, which will be on view at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum October 6, 2019, to March 29, 2020.

Registration required at: www.wcsu.edu/artweather

Master of Ceremonies: Craig Allen, Meteorologist, WCBS 880

Speakers:

Amanda Bunce, Forest Management Researcher, UConn’s Stormwise Program, “The Role of Art in Science Communication - Through the Motion of Trees”

Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, New York Botanical Garden, “Prepare, Respond, Adapt: Stewarding the Historic Tree Collections of The New York Botanical Garden in a Changing Climate”

Kim Keever, Artist, “Random: Art & Weather Patterns”

Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, “Art & the Atmosphere: An Overview”

Colin McMullan, Artist, “Clouds Filtered Through Trees, Through Us”

Pat Pickett, Artist, “EXCITEMENT: The Effects of Wind on Trees - Drawing From Phenomenon”

Schedule:

Session One

11 am Light Breakfast
11:30 am Welcoming Remarks with Craig Allen, Master of Ceremonies
11:45 am Richard Klein presents “Art & the Atmosphere: An Overview”
12:30 pm Amanda Bunce presents “The Role of Art in Science Communication - Through the Motion of Trees”
1 pm Pat Pickett presents “EXCITEMENT: The Effects of Wind on Trees – Drawing From Phenomenon”

Break

1:30 pm Lunch on your own at the Student Center cafeteria or suggested area restaurants
“The Weather War,” a video by artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström, will be on view in the Concert Hall and Student Center

Session Two

2:30 pm Reconvening with Craig Allen
3 pm Todd Forrest presents “Prepare, Respond, Adapt: Stewarding the Historic Tree Collections of The New York Botanical Garden in a Changing Climate”
3:30 pm Colin McMullan presents “Clouds Filtered Through Trees, Through Us”
4 pm Kim Keever presents “Random: Art & Weather Patterns”
4:30 pm Closing Remarks

Reception

5 pm Refreshments and networking at the atrium of the Science Building

Presented by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, in partnership with the Meteorology Club at Western Connecticut State University, the WCSU’s Maricostas School of Arts & Sciences Meteorology Program, and the New York City/Long Island Chapter of the American Meteorological Society.