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"To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else."
–Leonardo da Vinci

2017 was SPARK, a year long celebration of the relationship between the arts and science. One of the goals was to establish partnerships and collaborations, and one of the outcomes was the formation of the ART-SCI group, which continues the spirit of SPARK. This group of faculty members has collaborated to sponsor events and offer curricula designed to foster discussions about the convergence between the arts and science. Since then, a group of undergraduate and graduate students formed Seminarium, a club with a similar mission.

Current Events

Seminar by photographer Ian van Coller, Naturalists of the Long Now
Room LiNC 128, 12:00pm May 19

Art-Sci is co-hosting (with Spring Creek) Ian van Coller, a professor of photography at Montana State University who does a fantastic job of incorporating science in his art.

Ian's visit to Oregon is through a collaboration with Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology's residency program and with JDC Fine Arts in Gleneden Beach.

Ian's work will be on view at JDC Fine Arts May 21 - June 25, with the artist's reception May 21 5-7:

Ian will also deliver the Spring Keynote for Sitka on May 17, online and free. Register at Sitka’s website:

Past Events


All HC Classes

  • HC 407 Soundscape Ecology Seminar - Winter
  • HC 407 The Art (and Science) of Storytelling - Summer
  • HC 407 Art of Science / Science of Art - Fall
  • HC 407 Have Rocket Will Travel - Fall
  • HC 407 Da Vinci 101 - Fall
  • HC 407 Imagining the Universe - Fall and Winter
  • HC 407 Data Driven Enchanted Objects - Winter
  • HC 407 Found Objects: Material Culture, Meaning, and Memory - Winter
  • HC 407 Life - The Biosphere Through Space and Time - Winter
  • HC 407 Biomimicry: Wisdom and Inspiration from Nature to Solve Human Challenges - Spring
  • HC 407 Plastics for Poets - Spring
  • HC 407 Electric Nature, Digital Storytelling - Spring
  • WSE 211 - Woodturning with Science I
  • WSE 406 - Turning Sculpture
  • WSE 413 / 513 - Woodturning with Science II
  • WSE 414 - WSE Art & Design Capstone
  • WSE 516 - Introduction to Sculptural Woodturning