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Art Science Gallery settles permanently into Canopy

Staff Writer
Austin 360

After alighting temporarily in the Canopy arts complex in East Austin last fall, and previously existing as a pop-up, the nifty Art Science Gallery has signed a lease and made the Springdale Road location its permanent home.

“Geo__,” an exhibit featuring four artists who explore the world through the lenses of geometry, geography and geology, launches Art Science’s permanent residency.

A spirited meeting place for a fresh and compelling intersection of art and science, the gallery will celebrate with an Earth Day grand opening, the”ATX Science Extravaganza” from 6 to 9 p.m. April 22. Expect edible insect treats from Little Herds, a few surprise science demonstrations and giveaways of native milkweed seeds.

www.artsciencegallery.com

Earlier this year, as part of the Print Austin festival, Art Science Gallery hosted Inked Animal, the artistic collaboration of Adam Cohen and Ben Labay, both conservation biologists with the Texas Natural Science Center.

Using the traditional Japanese printingmaking method of Gyotaku (inking a fish then pressing it against rice paper, originally a means of record-keeping for fishermen), Inked Animal has developed methods to print bones, feathers and fur as an artistic way to reveal the internal and external anatomy of animals.

For a video and related story on Inked Animal, click here