The View from Dione is a collection of modern day art depicting our knowledge of science as expressed by and through our love of art. Exhibiting artists will be a diverse group of practicing visual artists and amateur astronomers, presented concurrently at Ohio Art League and the Perkins Observatory. Visitors to both opening receptions can view Saturn through telescopes handcrafted by local artisans and through the massive telescope at the observatory.
From the Chauvet Cave Paintings of 30,000 years ago to the prehistoric zodiac created in the Nasca Lines in Peru, science and art have been forever linked by those who seek to discover. Throughout the recorded history of man, art has been used to record astronomical events and major scientific breakthroughs. Present day researchers have discovered that the Egyptian Pyramids at Giza are in fact perfectly aligned with the constellation Orion. Both Mars and Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, have been visited by amazing "Earthling" probes. Images depicting scientific discovery become instant masterpieces created from a palette of nuts, bolts and technology.
Perkins Observatory is open by appointment and space is limited. The observatory is an active research facility that offers a variety of public programs, day and night. Visit www.perkins-observatory.org
Het Heru Ramut
Curated by Tom Keefer
30" x 42"
Mixed media on paper