HIGH POINT, N.C., March 29, 2019 – A group of students from High Point Central High School have created science-inspired works of art after collaborating with biology majors and faculty at High Point University last month.
Their creations will be on display for the public to view at the Cell Art Collaborative Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13 in HPU’s Congdon Hall. The event will also include a presentation on the intersection of art and science.
To attend, please RSVP to Dr. Veronica Segarra, assistant professor of biology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The showcase is the culmination of a project that started in February, when High Point Central students spent a Saturday morning on HPU’s campus participating in neuroscience experiments and activities led by HPU undergraduate students. They were then challenged to create their own visual art, music or literature inspired by what they learned.
“Sometimes, young people assume they aren’t good at science, but the problem is their exposure has been limited,” says Segarra, who has spearheaded the project each year since 2016. “Being a part of this project helps these high school students gain a new wealth of knowledge. It also benefits our HPU students, who strengthen their ties within this community while inspiring others.”
During the showcase event, Julia Buntaine, a New York-based artist and editor of SciArt Magazine who has trained in both neuroscience and the studio arts, will give two presentations for participants and attendees. Buntaine’s talks will include a hands-on activity in which participants will create a personalized cell component called a vesicle that they can then share with others. The presentations will take place at 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. The student gallery of artwork will be open throughout the event.