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Microscopic Sirens by Pippin Frisbie-Calder

Tigermen Den, 3113 Royal Street
Opening Reception May 9th 6:00-9:00pm
On view through August 1 diatom dino black
Part of the Wetlands Art Tour


Printmaker and current artist in residence Pippin Frisbie-Calder will be collaborating with Dr. Tim McLean of Tulane University to create a body of work around wetland micro algae awareness. In a public display their projections of phytoplankton, glowing sculptures, woodcuts and drawings will act as large-scale representations of the aquatic micro-organisms of the wetlands and oceans and demonstrate their importance (functions and roles) within the larger ecosystem. This project aims to serve as an educational tool, hoping to draw all members of the public, independent of wetland awareness and appreciation, since few people (even among researchers) are aware of and recognize the microbial presence, diversity, beauty, and roles within the waters of the wetlands.

Listen to a story about Pippin and Tim on WWNO: An Art/Science Mashup Births 'Microscopic Sirens' By Laine Kaplan-Levenson


The second annual Wetlands Art Tour on Saturday, May 9th is a FREE, daylong event in the St. Claude Arts District showcasing art, performance and activism related to coastal erosion and wetlands restoration in Louisiana. More than 15 venues and many artists, performers, activists and scientists will be presenting visual art, photography, fashion, sculpture, music, poetry, puppetry, comedy, theater, film, dance, science and activism.

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