Maria Coryell-Martin, an expeditionary artist following the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators, will host a talk in the Little Theater on Thursday, May 16, at 12:35 pm as a part of Peninsula College's Studium Generale lecture series, with a reception following in the PUB Gallery of Art.
Her solo exhibition has been on display in the Gallery since April 9, and features field sketches and studio paintings from both Greenland and Antarctica, regions experiencing accelerated climate change. Coryell-Martin's work is inspired by an artist-residency with the Upernavik Museum in northwest Greenland, Imaging the Arctic, an interdisciplinary collaboration with University of Washington marine mammal biologist Dr. Kirstin Laidre exploring the ecology and culture of West Greenland, and residencies on ships along the Antarctic Peninsula.
Since 2005, she has focused on painting polar and glaciated regions, working scientists and expeditions in the Pacific NW, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and the Antarctic Peninsula. In the field, she sketches with ink and watercolor, and collects multimedia recordings to build her palette of place, a record of experience, climate, and color. This work inspires studio paintings for exhibits, as well as multimedia presentations and hands-on workshops to promote observation, scientific inquiry, and environmental awareness.
Both the exhibition and Studium events are free and open to the public.
For more information contact Michael Paul Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.