Art as a Voice for Science

Adam Swanson stands in front of one of his murals. Submitted image.

The River Talks will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 with “Art as a Voice for Science,” an in-person and virtual presentation at the Lake Superior Estuarium Confluence Room (3 Marina Drive, Barker’s Island in Superior) given by Adam Swanson, local muralist and environmental artist whose work has been exhibited internationally.

Science and art are both attempts to understand and describe the world. Understanding and communicating abstract ideas are important in the modern merging of the two disciplines. Swanson will discuss how he integrates science topics into his artwork, he’ll describe some of his science/art residencies and he will overview other science-based artists he’s met. Refreshments will be provided.

To join by Zoom, please pre-register at this link:

The final River Talks of the season will be held May 10. For more information, visit the River Talks page:

The River Talks are sponsored by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Wisconsin Sea Grant Program.