What is STEAM2017?
STEAM2017 is a five-week program offering art exhibitions, lectures, artist-led workshops for students of regional K-12 programs, and a colloquium with participants and speakers from around the nation. It was created to encourage meaningful dialogue between University departments and various fields of study, while sparking conversations surrounding environmental stewardship. The theme for the 2017 program will focus on water and the environment.
The program’s public events include an exhibition opening at The Art Gallery at UWF on Feb. 2, 2017 lectures at the Artel Gallery and First City Art Center throughout February and March, and the colloquium at the Pensacola Museum of Art on March 4, 2017. Public panels will be led by Jiayi Young, professor of Design at UC Davis, and Shih-Wen Young, professor of Astronomy and Physics at American River College; Elizabeth Demaray, award winning artist; Jeff Schmuki and Wendy Deschenes from PlantBot Genetics; Thomas Asmuth, assistant professor at the UWF Department of Art; and Sara Gevurtz, adjunct professor of art at VCU. For more information on all things STEAM2017, visit the TAG Blog.
Funding for STEAM2017 was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the Florida Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.