The schoolchildren thanked Holmes for stimulating their scientific interests by giving him a collection of their artwork.
Many pieces depict local animals, plants, and landscapes. Other works present images of everyday life, such as children plucking icicles from a log cabin and a group of peopleand their footprints in the snowwaving goodbye to a caravan of sleds pulled by reindeer. And in Lucky Fisherman, a watercolor by Misha Soloven, a dog watches as two fishermen gather fish from a net.
Twenty works are on display until 6 June at the AAAS Gallery, which is free and open to the public. The exhibit includes photographs of the Siberian villages where the schoolchildren live, photographs of the children, and information on climate change in the Arctic. Beaded vests are also on display as examples of traditional Siberian craftwork.
The exhibit is part of the AAAS Art of Science and Technology Program, established in 1985 to showcase art about science, art by scientists, or art that employs a new or original technology or technique.
What: The Art of Science: Paintings by Children from the Sakha Republic, Siberia
Videoteleconference and lecture: 6:00 p.m., Wednesday May 14
Exhibit Ends: Friday 6 June
Where: AAAS Gallery, 1200 New York Ave, NW
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
|Contact: Molly McElroy|
American Association for the Advancement of Science