College of Natural Science & Mathematics

A Masterpiece Called Earth

L-R, William Mitchell, Jake Herrmann, Sally Kuhn, Abe Haas and Ryan Nicholson

First Friday art show on May 1

See beautiful artwork based on satellite images on Friday, May 1 from 5 to 7 pm in 204 Akasofu Building on the UAF campus. There will be light refreshments.

Artists (who are also UAF staff members, faculty and students) looked at satellite images from the U.S. Geological Survey's "Earth as Art" collection and reinterpreted them into paper collages, a smalti mosaic, felt work, a quilt, acrylics, water colors and much more. Just like the earth, there's a lot of texture to this show. There will be light refreshments.

About the inspiration: Realizing the beauty of satellite images, the USGS and NASA have selected certain satellite images for their aesthetic value and shared them with the public. From NASA: "They were created by printing visible and infrared data in colors visible to the human eye. Band combination and colors were chosen to optimize their dramatic appearance."

Sponsors: College of Natural Science & Mathematics, Geophysical Institute Alaska Satellite Facility GeoData Center, CLA Collaborative Arts Council. 

CNSM annual report

L-R, William Mitchell, Jake Herrmann, Sally Kuhn, Abe Haas and Ryan Nicholson

Check out what CNSM has been up to for 2014. Click here for the annual report. 

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