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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Where Science Meets Society

Core Facilities

Art of Science 4.0

The Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology, now in its fourth year, is a meeting place between the University and our community as a whole, and a celebration of common ground between science and art. The exhibition comprises images from research addressing significant problems in the environment, medicine, energy use and production. The images are selected and some are artistically enhanced to highlight the beauty and fascination encountered daily in scientific endeavors. Showcasing imagery for the Art of Science traveling art exhibit exemplifies the IGB's commitment to scientific discovery and the collaborative spirit that makes it all possible.

The idea of this exhibition originated from a Champaign businessman, Doug Nelson from BodyWork Associates, who had a vision that Science is Art. Mr. Nelson wanted to help bridge the community with the university through an art exhibit. IGB thanks Mr. Nelson for his continued support of IGB's public engagement and outreach efforts with the community. Thanks are also due to the Indi Go Artist Co-op, which enriches the Champaign-Urbana community by showcasing the work of artists who reach beyond the boundaries of the mainstream.

Research instrumentation in the Core Facilities at the Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) provides state-of-the-art resources for biological microscopy and image analysis for faculty and students from across campus and scientists in Research Park. The managing artist and creative director of this exhibition in Kathryn Coulter, IGB Multimedia Design Specialist. She works with scientists to select and artistically enhances images, while remaining faithful to the experimental work that produces them.