Portland State of Mind: Andries Deinum Prize Showcase - In/Habitable
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:30pm to Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Portland State of Mind: Andries Deinum Prize Showcase - In/Habitable

What: Andries Deinum Prize Showcase - In/Habitable

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Recital Hall (LH), room 75, 1620 SW Park Ave.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Echo Monetti,, 503-725-3103

Join us for an artist talk by Megan Hanley, winner of the 2017 Andries Deinum Prize for Visionaries and Provocateurs. The In/Habitable exhibit is a collaboration with the Center for Life in Extreme Environments (CLEE) at Portland State University that urges engagement with art, philosophy, and science.

After receiving the Deinum Prize in 2017, Hanley joined biologists from PSU's Center for Life in Extreme Environments to study organisms that live in hot springs and bubbling mud pots at Lassen Volcanic National Park. The resulting artworks reflect on the conditions necessary to sustain life, while also considering the complicated relationship humans have with the environment.

The talk will include presentations by two PSU biologists who study life in extreme environments: master's candidate Emily St. John, who will speak about "Life in a Cooking Pot: Microbial Communities," and research assistant Ignacio de la Higuera, who will present "Omnis virus e virus." 

Reception to follow artist talk. The exhibit is on view through December 31 in the Broadway Gallery.

Megan Hanley, Mud Pot - Lassen
Charcoal, pigment from Boiling Springs Lake, and gouache on panel
60" x 85"

This event is sponsored by PSU's College of the Arts. "In/Habitable" is also funded in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

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