Artists and scientists blend creativity at UVa’s Mountain Lake Biological Station

mt. lake art 2019
July 26, 2019

For the seventh year, a group of professional and student painters, illustrators, sculptors and others from across the country are participating in a two-week program at Mt. Lake Biological Station. Called ArtLab, the only mission is to make art and be inspired by the scientists and setting. An article in the July 24th edition of the Roanoke Times, which is presented in today's edition of UVA Today, quotes Biology Professor Eric Nagy (Associate Director of the field station) as saying, "The partnerships and relationships formed by researchers and artists might seem an odd combination — but, in fact, can work well." “Art and science are about trying to understand the world through different lenses.” To read the full article, please click here. 

Photo by Matt Gentry of the Roankoke Times: Eric Nagy and UVA art professor Megan Marlatt tour installations by former ArtLab participants in the forest around the University's field station in Giles County