A program designed to merge art and science is taking applications for the next year.
The UW-Trout Lake Station Artist in Residence Program explores the relationships between people, northern lakes and landscapes in a changing climate.
Terry Daulton of Mercer coordinates the project at Trout Lake in Boulder Junction. She says it started about 10 years ago when they brought about 20 artists together to interpret climate change. Daulton says since that time they developed the program into an annual artist in residence.
She says the artist lives at Trout Lake station for a week. She describes who is eligible..
"...It's visual artists and writers, poets, and musicians can apply. We've also had some performing arts people apply. It's a wide array of the arts in a larger sense. Each year we take applications and then select one or two artists who will come and be that year's artist...."
She says there's a possibility of making the program into a two-year residency. She says for the artist, it's a unique opportunity to work with researchers doing state-of-the-art research on water and ecosystems...
"Trout Lake station is part of an international network of long-term ecological research sites. They are doing some phenomenal, forward-thinking research there. It's a great chance for artists and scientists to put their minds together and think creatively. I think it's a nice experience for the scientist as well to have artists there to help them think about their work in a little bit different way...."
Application deadline is February 15. More information is available at the 'artists in residence' tab at drawingwater.weebly.com