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June 3, 2011

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Woodland Indian Art Center to host show of Northwoods Artists and Scientists collaborating on exhibition focusing on ecological change

What: Exhibition “Drawing Water: Artists and Scientists Explore Northern Lakes” at the Woodland Indian Art Center in Lac du Flambeau.

Who: The exhibit contains works by five visual artists and one poet, each accompanied by a concise explanation of the science behind the art and a related display of Lac du Flambeau fish decoys.

When: Friday, June 17 through Wednesday June 29 with a special exhibit at the LakesFest event on Saturday, June 25 in Lac du Flambeau.

Where: Woodland Indian Art Center 562 Peace Pipe Road Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
(Downtown next to Goodwill) Tel: 715-588-3700

Lac du Flambeau, June 3, 2011— In the popular imagination, the thought processes of artists and scientists could hardly be more distinct. And yet a year-long collaboration of lake scientists and artists from Northern Wisconsin has engaged both sides of the “divide” in understanding and communicating the changing ecology in one of the world’s densest groups of lake -- in the northern highlands of Wisconsin.

On Apr. 12, the collaboration unveiled “Drawing Water: Artists and Scientists Explore Northern Lakes” will be on exhibition at the Woodland Indian Art Center in Lac du Flambeau. The exhibit contains works by five visual artists and one poet, each accompanied by a concise explanation of the science behind the art. The Woodland Indian Art Center will feature the work of Lac du Flambeau decoy carvers to highlight the local connection to understanding and communicating the changing ecology in one of the world’s densest groups of lake -- in the northern highlands of Wisconsin. Portions of the exhibition and decoy carvers from Lac du Flambeau will be at LakesFest on June 25 to answer questions and talk about the project.