5 Ways Math Makes Great Art
Beth Stade, a local artist and CU math researcher will give an interactive, public talk on Thursday, May 4, 6:30 – 8:00. The Collective invites the public to meet the artist at 6:30 pm; her workshop titled, "5 Ways Math Makes Great Art - Number 3 Will Shock You!" will begin at 7:00 pm. Light snacks will be served. The event is free and open to the public; the talk will include math concepts suitable for ages 16 +.
The interactive talk will focus on math, pattern, and art. “Mathematics is the language of patterns, and patterns delight our brains in the visual arts. With simple draw-along activities, this interactive talk will explore patterns in modern art installations, and in the art of Da Vinci, Escher, and others. No word problems, promise,” says Ms. Stade. Stade’s “Possession Series” a collection of small iron and rock sculptures will be on display at The Collective during April and May. Stade is a local artist and faculty member of the CU Center for STEM Learning and the CU Department of Mathematics. Ms. Stade is also the designer of Lafayette’s “Geometry Point” at Mike Romero Park, an interactive and educational public exhibition.