The 17th International Art-Science Juried Exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) and hosted at the New York Hall of Science in Queens will feature the work of one of the University of Utah Department of Art & Art History’s distinguished Associate Professors, Beth Krensky, PhD.
Cynthia Pannucci, Founder-Director of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) describes the exhibit by saying, “Today we are learning about the importance of conserving Earth’s biodiversity for more than its innate beauty, capacity to inspire art, and to lift our spirits. Globally, the scientific community recognizes biodiversity as the key indicator of the health of our planet’s ecosystems, which in turn, sustain all life. Art inspired by scientific research is becoming a valuable tool for sharing these ideas with our image-based society.”
Krensky is one of 23 artists chosen from more than 100 entrants around the world by co-jurors Elizabeth Corr, manager of art partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Paula J. Ehrlich, president and CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.
“My work sanctifies the natural world. It is intended to provoke reflection about what is happening in our environment and to create a vision of what is possible,” Krensky says. “I am honored to be part of this exhibition because it brings awareness to both the environmental devastation the human race is creating as well as the profound power of art to make us pause, think and hopefully act to create a different trajectory for ourselves and our planet.