Events

A special Art at BTI edition of Breaking Ground. Dead Plant Wisdom: Exploring identity, colonialism and climate change through art and herbaria.

Jun 24, 2021

Zachari Logan art of bright flows on dark green leaves

A special Art at BTI edition of Breaking Ground.

 

Dead Plant Wisdom: Exploring identity, colonialism and climate change through art and herbaria.

 

In conversation with Zachari Logan and Fay-Wei Li

 

Thursday June 24

 

12:00-1:30pm

 

Register Here!

Art at BTI will be held virtually again this year!

Please join us for a special Art at BTI edition of Breaking Ground. Special guest Zachari Logan, a Canadian artist inspired in part by the botanical preservations and drawings of Mary Delany, creates often large-scale drawings and ceramic works exploring themes of self-discovery, identity, memory and place. BTI’s Fay-Wei Li will discuss his experiences working with herbaria — collections of preserved plant specimens — as well as their history and how these repositories can be used to document climate change, track pathogens, and even identify new species. Art and Science come together as we engage around historic herbaria and how they’ve inspired contemporary art and research.

Suggested donation of $10, but event is free and open to the public.

 

Art at BTI logo with Pride Blooms artwork

Thanks to Art at BTI event sponsor Cayuga Landscape.

Cayuga Landscape Logo

 

Contact:

Boyce Thompson Institute
533 Tower Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14853
607.254.1234
contact@btiscience.org