August 14, 2022


Through Education Matters

Show blends art and science

Printed: 8/31/2021 12:16:23 PM

A new exhibition, Wendy Klemperer: Artist at Sea will be on look at at the Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire now through Oct. 15. The Museum of Art and programs are open to the community free of charge of demand.

In 2019, Wendy Klemperer joined Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds, director of the Heart for Acoustics Analysis and Education, College of New Hampshire for a unique three-week artist residency at sea as portion of a project targeted on the improvement of the Network. Her pencil sketches of the crew customers highlight the collaborative nature of scientific investigation and her watercolors of the sea and ocean lifetime celebrate the scientific and experiential benefits of conducting environmental analysis outside.

“Having an artist onboard highlighted factors of science that I as a scientist normally possibly get for granted in the unpredictable ambiance of discipline work, neglect, or underappreciate,” Miksis-Olds stated. “Wendy’s skill to seize the humanity onboard the ship in her portraits of the ship and science crews definitely captured the information that at-sea research is a workforce activity. Just about every individual Wendy captured in her portfolio of portraits was crucial to a successful science cruise. From the cooks who took this sort of very good treatment of us, to the generally unseen engineers that stored the vessel and every thing on it managing, each particular person performed a job. Typically it is only the scientists that get credited with the investigation outcomes. Wendy reminded us all that each and every particular person on the ship is essential in effective oceanographic research.”

The Atlantic Deepwater Ecosystem Observatory Network (ADEON) for the U.S. Mid- and South Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) was designed and deployed in November of 2017. Miksis-Olds potential customers a collaborative research staff consisting of people from UNH, Observing Air-Sea Interactions Tactic, and Netherlands Group for Utilized Scientific Research, JASCO Utilized Sciences, Stony Brook College, and the Countrywide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

This observatory community generates very long-phrase measurements of each the purely natural and human factors lively in this area, so informing the ecology and soundscape of the Outer Continental Shelf. These info will present additional a mechanistic being familiar with of the cumulative impacts these factors have on marine sources and present insight for ecosystem-centered management endeavours. 

“I have normally admired explorers: scientists, artists, and adventurers in search of information and facts from the normal world, and was happy to be a part of their ranks on this 3 week tour at sea,” Klemperer explained. “This noticed me deciphering the massive maritime migration each and every day on laptop or computer screens, throwing web tows at midnight, drawing portraits of experts and crew, and painting watercolor ship specifics and seascapes whenever time allowed. The expertise whetted my hunger for far more, and deepened my admiration for experts probing the ocean depths for larger expertise.”

Klemperer earned a bachelor’s in biochemistry at Harvard right before moving to New York Metropolis to go after artwork comprehensive time, earning a bachelor’s degree in sculpture at Pratt Institute. She lives and functions in Brooklyn, New York, and Nelson, New Hampshire. Klemperer is acknowledged for her significant-scale animal welded sculptures produced from industrial refuse, rebar, and reinforcement rod employed in properties, bridges, and highways.

Klemperer has taught welded sculpture workshops for about a decade at quite a few venues, which includes the Academic Alliance and 3rd Ward, both in NYC, and the Carving Studio and Sculpture Heart in West Rutland, Vt. She has been a browsing artist and lectured about her operate at universities during the United States.

Applications incorporate an ArtLAB lecture Sept. 8, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Museum of Artwork, PCAC adopted by a reception in the Museum from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This hour extended dialogue will include things like Klemperer and Miksis-Olds’ encounters and analysis from the a few-weeks aboard the R/V Neil Armstrong.

An further ArtBreak artist communicate with get spot with Wendy Klemperer on Sept. 15, 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., A218, PCAC. Klemperer will current function from her artist in residence and share her studio exercise. For extra information on these applications take a look at

The Museum of Artwork hours of operation through the academic yr are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday noon to 4 p.m., closed Sundays and college vacations.