Our display case is currently filled with mock-ups of artworks in progress from the second annual summer class combining art and science here at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Students in this class are working to address marine environmental concerns informed by their time at Hatfield and in the local community of Newport.
Looking to previous and contemporary Environmental Art, current scientific knowledge, and their own interests, students are addressing complex issues such as shark finning, marginalized voices, marine debris, outer space, and pollutants.
Per class curriculum, each student proposes an individual project. Their artwork will be shown at an exhibition at the Newport Visual Arts Center in November 2018 alongside another art and nature-based class called The Creative Coast.