Wendy Klemperer: Artist at Sea

Monday, August 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Museum of Art

Wendy Klemperer: Artist at Sea 
August 30 -October 15, 2021
In 2019, Wendy Klemperer joined Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds, Director of the Center for Acoustics Research and Education, University of New Hampshire for a unique three-week artist residency at sea as part of a project focused on the development of the Atlantic Deepwater Ecosystem Observatory Network (ADEON). Her pencil sketches of the crew members highlight the collaborative nature of scientific research and her watercolors of the sea and ocean life celebrate the scientific and experiential rewards of conducting environmental research outdoors.
Dr. Jennifer Miksis-Olds says “Having an artist onboard highlighted elements of science that I as a scientist often either take for granted in the unpredictable atmosphere of field work, overlook, or underappreciate. Wendy’s ability to capture the humanity onboard the ship in her portraits of the ship and science crews really captured the message that at-sea research is a team sport. Every person Wendy captured in her portfolio of portraits was essential to a successful science cruise. From the cooks who took such good care of us, to the often unseen engineers that kept the vessel and everything on it running, every person played a role. Often it is only the scientists that get credited with the research results. Wendy reminded us all that each person on the ship is essential in successful oceanographic research.” 
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