Workshop, Lecture and Opening Reception Planned

The Esther Klein Gallery’s (EKG) newest exhibit features work from a group of young artists participating in the PENN Network Visualization Program. Networks Within and Around Us runs through January 26, 2018. A lecture by Dr. Danielle Basset will be held on Friday, January 19th at Quorum, 3711 Market Street Suite 800, at 5 p.m., followed by a reception with the artists from 6 – 8 p.m. at EKG, 3600 Market Street.

From social networks to brain networks that enable cognition, networks are everywhere. They describe how entities — people, objects, organisms, etc. — are connected and interact with each other. Young artists, from middle school students to young professionals, participating in the PENN Network Visualization Program spend six weeks interning with scientists at the University of Pennsylvania. They learn from scientists performing cutting-edge research in network science and create art to visually interpret and capture the intricacies of networks in novel ways.

Networks Within and Around Us features artwork by Yixiong Eason Bai, Brittany Bennett, Cody Bluett, Marie Elcin, John Freeman, Tamir Gorham, Nicholas Hanchak, Sara Hodgson, Rebecca Kellner, Katherine Khorassani, David Krevolin, Adam Lastowka, Evelyn McLear and Noemi Charlotte Thieves. The exhibition is curated by Sara Hodgson.

Curator and educator Sara Hodgson will lead a free workshop on brain art for young artists ages six and up on January 14th from 1:30 – 3 p.m. at EKG. At the workshop, students will learn how the left and right brain hemispheres communicate as they perform midline crossover drawings that promote brain network inter-connectivity. Register for the workshop here.

The PENN Network Visualization Program is run by Dr. Danielle Bassett, an American physicist and systems neuroscientist who was the youngest individual to be…

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