Oct. 5, 2012
Volunteers from the campus and community are invited to participate in "The Elements of Life" project. The workshops will be held every Tuesday night from 6 to 9, Oct. 9-Nov. 27, in Rooms 126 and 128 of the Environmental Horticulture building. The building, on Old Davis Road, is located just east of the Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center, almost across from Mrak Hall.
No experience is needed to join the volunteer group, Ullman said.
The UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program, founded in 2006, is a pioneering program in the use of an art-science fusion paradigm in undergraduate education and community outreach.
Ullman, professor and former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, is the associate dean for undergraduate academic programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Billick, a self-described “rock artist,” is an alumna of UC Davis (bachelor of science degree in genetics in 1973 and her master’s degree in fine arts in 1977).
The Art/Science Fusion Program includes design faculty, science faculty, museum educators, professional artists and UC Davis students. “Participants see and feel art and science, hold it in their hands, hearts and memories—in ceramics, painting, photographs, music, and textiles,” Ullman said.
The 194 Chemistry building was renamed the Peter A. Rock Hall this fall. The name memorializes the founding dean of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Rock, who joined the UC Davis faculty in 1964, served as dean for eight years until his retirement in 2003. He died June 14, 2006.
For more information on the art project, contact Diane Ullman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Billick at email@example.com.