Saturday, August 17, 2019

The Art of Evolution

The Art of Evolution, on view through Sunday September 8, is an offshoot of the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities Sister Cities grant to Paris that was awarded to DMV artist Michele Banks.

With her grant funding, Michele was able to go to Paris and meet Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, PhD where she collaborated with the research lab to make art about evolutionary biology.

Later Michele invited Virginie to come to DC and participate in an educational and creative workshop featuring Arnaud Martin of George Washington University who is actively using CRISPR technology to edit butterfly genomes.

The workshop was held at the studio of Jessica Beels (Off the Beaten Track) and all of the women in this exhibition (Michele Banks, Jessica Beels, Mei Mei Chang, Pat Goslee and Shelley Loewnstein) participated in the workshop.

There will be a closing reception on Sunday afternoon, September 8 from 1 to 3 pm.

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