Opening reception for artwork created in CALS genetics lab – April 10

If you were to attend one of Ahna Skop’s lab meetings, you’d likely hear about a genetics research project being conducted by a lab member. But it’s also possible that you’d see a presentation about art. That’s because Skop’s lab has been hosting Angela Johnson, a master’s student in fine arts who uses model organisms—E. coli, C. elegans and zebrafish—as the subjects of her work.

A number of Johnson’s pieces are in the process of being hung in the hallway near Skop’s lab, and the lab will host an opening reception for the exhibition this Friday, April 10 from 5 – 8 p.m. The Skop lab is located on the second floor of the new Genetics/Biotech building addition in room 2476. The opening is free and open to the public.

For more information about this science-inspired art project, read this story on the UWMadScience blog.

This piece, “Blue Bacteria,” was created by infusing E. coli cultures with chalk pigments. Photo: Angela Johnson