Artist-in-Residence - Maria Coryell-Martini - Expeditionary Artists Workshop
Drawing Workshops and Lectures - Smith Family Hall
| Wednesday, March 26
||10:00 - 11:015
1:30 - 2:24
3:20 - 4:45
| Thursday, March 27
||10:00 - 11:15
Noon - 1:00
1:30 - 2:45
Join us for these free hands-on workshops. Space is limited.
Call 865-8546 or email email@example.com for reservations.
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Artist-in-Residence - Maria Coryell-Martin, Expeditionary Artist
There is a rich history of artists accompany explorers to document the natural and unfamiliar world. Join expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin as she shares her experiences continuing this tradition by painting polar and glaciated regions on modern expeditions with scientists.
In the field, Coryell-Martin sketches with ink and watercolor, and collects multimedia recordings, which can then be used in the studio. She majored in studio art at Carleton College and was awarded a Thomas J Watson Fellowship to travel around the world for a year to pursue her project “Ties to the Land, Exploring Remote Regions through Art.” Since then she has worked with scientists, local communities and travelers in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and the Antarctic Peninsula. Last spring she did a month of fieldwork in NE Greenland with UW biologist Dr. Kristin Laidre for the project “Imaging the Arctic”, which communicates climate science through art. Her work is currently on display in the group exhibit “Vanishing Ice” at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham. Learn more at www.expeditionaryart.com.
Imaging the Arctic
In Spring 2013, Maria Coryell-Martin accompanied scientist Dr. Kristin Laidre onto the pack ice of Baffin Bay, based out of West Greenland. Dr. Laidre and colleagues were investigating the effects of sea ice loss on narwhals and polar bears, iconic species that are highly adapted to the extreme Arctic environment and vulnerable to climate change.
Coryell-Martin worked alongside the scientists as they recorded data on the health and movements of narwhals and polar bears, creating ink and watercolor sketches, as well as multimedia recordings. Following the tradition of artists working with early explorers, her fieldwork complements the science, and is being developed into a collection of stories and imagery to illustrate stories of climate change. Learn more: imagingthearctic.org