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Provost’s Lecture "Calcium Carbonate Stories: Art, Science & Nature: A Conversation with Elizabeth Turk"

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Provost’s Lecture "Calcium Carbonate Stories: Art, Science & Nature: A Conversation with Elizabeth Turk"

In partnership with Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Aquinas College welcomes visiting artist, sculptor and MacArthur Foundation Fellow Elizabeth Turk to campus to share her recent works focused on the integration of art, science and nature. This event is free and open to the public. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, in all indoor public spaces on Aquinas College's campus. According to Hirschl and Adler Galleries (New York), “In Turk’s work, the shape of the line is created by extreme loss. That is, the reductive process of carving creates a positive, fragile form in which the absence of the original material is a focus. Turk encourages us to consider how nature has shaped these organic materials long before the artist’s manipulation of them into new forms. When viewed as components in a complex natural system, their singular beauty and inherent mystery is revealed. Turk compels us to view works of art not only as objects to be coveted and collected, but also as expressions of the natural world and our evolving relation to it.”

Free
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM on Thu, 28 Oct 2021