Weather Center

A Symposium On Art And Weather

 



 

Presented by Western Connecticut State University’s Meteorology Club and Physics/Astronomy/Meteorology Department, New York City/ Long Island chapter of the American Meteorological Society, and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.

Saturday, October 19

11 am to 5 pm

 

 

 

 

Science Building 125, Western Connecticut State University

Directions

For GPS users:

181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810

(From the West)

  • Take Exit 5 off I-84 to first traffic light (Main Street).
  • Turn right and continue on Main Street to White Street (fourth traffic light).
  • Turn left on White Street and continue 1/2 mile.
  • The campus is on the left. Free parking is available in the 5th Avenue parking garage, overflow parking is in the Midtown Residence/Faculty Garage on White Street.

(From the East)

  • Take Exit 5 off I-84 to first traffic light (Clapboard Ridge Road).
  • Turn right and continue on (Clapboard Ridge will turn into Main Street) to White Street (fifth traffic light).
  • Turn left on White Street and continue 1/2 mile.
  • The campus is on the left. Free parking is available in the 5th Avenue parking garage, overflow parking is in the Midtown Residence/Faculty Garage on White Street.

Campus Map
 
 

Schedule

SESSION 1
11:00 A.M. Light Breakfast
11:30 A.M. Welcoming Remarks with Craig Allen, Master of Ceremonies
11:45 A.M. Richard Klein presents: “Art and the Atmosphere: An Overview”
12:30 A.M. Amanda Bunce presents: “The Role of Art in Science Communication – Through the Motion of Trees”
1:00 P.M. Pat Pickett presents: “EXCITEMENT: The Effects of Wind on Trees – Drawing from Phenomenon”
BREAK
1:30 P.M. Lunch on your own at the Student Center cafeteria or refer to back cover for area restaurants.
Screening of “The Weather War” video by artists Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström, will be on view in the Concert Hall and the Student Center during the break
SESSION 2
2:30 P.M. Reconvening with Craig Allen
3:00 P.M. Todd Forest presents: “Prepare, Respond, Adapt:Stewarding the Historic Tree Collections of The New York Botanical Garden in a Changing Climate”
3:30 P.M. Colin McMullan presents: “Clouds Filtered Through Trees,Through Us”
4:00 P.M. Kim Keever presents: “Random: Art and Weather Pastterns”
4:30 P.M. Closing remarks
RECEPTION
5:00 P.M. Refreshments and networking in the atrium of the Science Building

 

 

  MC: Craig Allen, Meteorologist, WCBS 880

 

Speakers:

Amanda Bunce, Forest Management Researcher, UConn’s Stormwise Program

Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, New York Botanical Garden

Kim Keever, Artist

Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Colin McMullan, Artist

Pat Pickett, Artist

Learn more about the speakers

The symposium is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Weather Report at The Aldrich from October 6, 2019 through March 29, 2020.

 

Weather Report: Art & Atmosphere is an exhibition featuring the work of 21 contemporary artists from six countries whose work reference weather provocatively through sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, and video. Artworks within the Museum will manifest phenomena such as clouds, wind, rain, snow, temperature extremes, storms, and visibility, while individual works will approach subjects that include climate change, the emotional effects of weather, the relationship between the atmosphere and the earth’s oceans, weather as a metaphor for turmoil and change, and weather’s impact on history and politics.