Exploration: To range over a region, discover facts and gain understanding.
One question inspired “Drawing Water:” What happens when six artists and six scientists join in exploring the complexity, beauty and future of northern lakes?
We were determined to combine the insights of artists and scientists to create something extraordinary: to visualize life below the surface, to travel backward and forward through time, to anticipate our future. This exhibit invites viewers to enter a realm where abstract thought, imagination and vision meld with the scientific world.
- Read more about the project in the UW News
- June 3, 2011. Press release "Woodland Indian Art Center to host show of Northwoods Artists and Scientists collaborating on exhibition focusing on ecological change"
- July 2, 2011. Impressions from the exihibition opening at Presque Isle
- July 5, 2011. Press release "CAMPANILE CENTER FOR THE ARTS TO HOST “DRAWING WATER” EXHIBITION"
- Wayside signs are up at Crystal Lake
- Listen to LTEArts project on Wisconsin Life
- February 29, 2012. Drawing water exhibits at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC.
- March 13, 2012. Inside UW: Unique art and science project displayed at National Science Foundation
- March 15, 2012. NSF Discovery article: Long-Term Ecological Reflections Art Exhibit at NSF
- March 16, 2012. Article by Kylie Peterson:“Drawing Water” fuses art, science and nature
- March 28, 2012 LTEArts in the LTER Network News, by Gayle Pugh
- August 9, 2012 LTEArts at ESA: Drawing Water will be sharing exhibit space with the other LTER arts sites in a booth titled “ Ecological Reflections” we will have artwork from North Temperate Lakes, Harvard Forest, Bonanza creek and written work from Andrews Forest. Terry Daulton will present LTEArts: Visual arts at North Temperate Lakes LTER the presentation is part of the symposium Insights and Innovations From Sustained, Place-Based Collaborations In Arts, Humanities, and Environmental Sciences
This exhibition has been made possible by: The University of Wisconsin – Center for Limnology, the Trout Lake Research Station, the National Science Foundation, and the Long Term Ecological Research Program. Special thanks to the artists, the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest, Trout Lake Station staff, and to you, our visitor/explorers, for your interest, ideas, and your love for these lakes.