Art in Focus: “Indian Ocean Current” with Professors Laura Hake and Heather Olins

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present Art in Focus, featuring an informal discussion between professors from various academic departments at Boston College. With each new episode, we aim to uncover a unique perspective on the works on display, informed by research and methodologies in areas of study across the University. Each conversation will bring the exhibition’s works “into focus” to highlight art’s expansive reach and interdisciplinary nature.

In the next four episodes of the Art in Focus podcasts series, we will explore different themes and artwork from the “Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives” exhibition. For this episode, we have invited Professors Laura Hake and Heather Olins of the Biology Department to speak on art created by Penny Siopsis. They discuss how to use art as a pedagogical tool and the importance of creating narratives in science.

Warm Waters [3], 2018–19
glue, ink, and oil on paper, 9.1 x 11.8 in.
Copyright Penny Siopis, courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Cape Town

Warm Waters [8], 2018–19
glue, ink, and oil on paper, 13.2 x 9.3 in.
Copyright Penny Siopis, courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Cape Town

Warm Waters [17], 2018–19
glue, ink, and oil on paper, 11.8 x 8.9 in.
Copyright Penny Siopis, courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Cape Town

If you did not have the chance to catch our trailer for this podcast on social media. You can watch it here!

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