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Tag: Water Stories

Telling Water’s Story

Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.
Telling Water’s Story: Art, Science, and Narrative

Presentations followed by a conversation on how the visual arts, scientific practice, and journalism intersect in tackling environmental challenges. Panelists include journalist and author Cynthia Barnett, K-State Vice President for Research and professor of chemistry Peter Dorhout, and 2018 Gift Print Artist Lynn Benson. Moderated by Beach Museum of Art Director Linda Duke.

In partnership with K-State Libraries, the Collegian Media Group, Global Foods
Systems Initiative, and Prairie Studies Initiative.

Image: Lynn Benson, Kansas City 1951, from the series Waterplaces, 2012-2015, colored pencil on vellum paper, 8 15/16 x 9 1/16 in., 2016.71.3

Just Opened!

Water Stories by Lynn Benson
2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist
February 13 – May 26, 2018

In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames due to sparks falling on oil-covered debris floating on its surface. The news caught Lynn Benson’s attention and inspired her to study how human activity affects a vitally important resource: water. Benson’s multi-media works in this exhibition represent bodies of water impacted by development and politics.

The 2018 gift print is available for purchase, with a 25% discount for Friends at the annual $100 giving level and above. For more information on supporting the museum as a Friend or purchasing a gift print contact Robin Lonborg at 785-532-7718 or rlonborg@k-state.edu.

Top image: Lynn Benson, Hudson River at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant; Missouri & Kansas Rivers at Kansas City; Amazon River Delta, Brazil (detail), from the series Drops in Petri Dishes, 2016-present, glass, acrylic, paper vellum, colored pencil, ink, 4 x 4 x ¾ in., courtesy of the artist
Bottom image: Lynn Benson, Dancing on the Table, 2017, lithograph with chine collé, gold leaf, and hand drawing, edition of 13, 10 3/4 x 10 15/16 inches, Bedrock Art Editions, 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, photo courtesy of the artist