The Schmidt Ocean Institute: STEAM in Action

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November 29, 2021 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

Join us for a special webinar hosted by the Schmidt Ocean Institute on their Artist-at-Sea program.

Schmidt Ocean Institute hosts an Artist-at-Sea program aboard the Research Vessel Falkor with the firm belief that weaving science and art together will help us better understand the complex ocean issues facing us today. By providing a platform where experts from different disciplines are brought together, Schmidt Ocean Institute hopes a cross-pollination of ideas will transform both the scientists’ and artists’ work. Local artists Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse will be the artists at sea during this voyage.

Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse, together and individually, have been for decades making art and creating stories. Their work focuses on ways of representing water both two dimensionally and three dimensionally. Their work is intended to raise questions about their relationship and the community’s relationship with bodies of water. It is also intended to explore issues surrounding climate change and all things that are interwoven with water. In their work, one finds images of the moon, trees, ships, ice cubes and ice cube trays, the currents, maps, and visual thought experiments about the warming and rising of our waters.

The journey of science and art stands on the shoulders of the works of others who have gone before and is a never-ending story of the wonders of humanity and the world.

Location: Zoom
This event is free to all. Click the Zoom Video link below to attend.


Webinar ID: 945 8012 2799
Passcode: 023291
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International numbers available: https://schmidtentities.zoom.us/u/auTpYNgTd


Photo of Mickett Stackhouse

Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse
Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse make two-dimensional and three-dimensional place-appropriate art that focuses on water and water related issues. Museums, private collectors, commercial developers, and state and local governments collect and commission their work. During their years of collaboration, Stackhouse and Mickett have been featured guest artists at the International Print Symposium in Cortona, Italy, completed a 160 ton Indiana limestone sculpture for the Michael Graves Artspark in Indianapolis, installed a twenty-eight foot bronze walk-through sculpture commissioned by the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, and created a 42-foot long walk-through stainless steel and glass sculpture with a 72 foot long mosaic of the rapids of the James River in the lobby of Gateway Plaza in downtown, Richmond, VA. Mickett and Stackhouse were the 2020 Creative Pinellas Art Laureates and honored with a Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Critic Award for the science conversations they conducted during their Expanding Waters exhibition at the Creative Pinellas Gallery. They are honored to be Artists-At-Sea aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institutes’ ocean research vessel the Falkor in 2021.