MAM 2016

Mathematics Awareness Month
** April 2003 **

Mathematics Awareness Month at
University of Colorado-Boulder
Boulder CO


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(UN)PARALLELS: MATHEMATICS AND ART Participating Artists: Carla Farsi, Walter Taylor, Richard Roth, Martha Shernick, Herika Herreria, Jerry Malitz, Russ Rockney, Sarah Rousmaniere, Forrest Brinker, Janet Strickler, Alejandro Spina, Wade McDaniel. Jan 24th-March 7th. "(Un)Parallels: Mathematics and Art," selected works from CU Mathematics faculty, staff, and students, opened at the UMC Art Gallery on Jan. 24, 2003. (Un)Parallels is an exploration of the common themes shared by mathematics and art. Both math and art exist as the pursuit of truth and beauty. Both seek to communicate, create, and understand. It is expressed in a quote from Edna St. Vincent Millay that "Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare." (Un)Parallels features the work of artists who do both math and art, and see a means of creation and expression of beauty in both. This exhibit will be incorporated into the teaching of a CU class on the historical links between mathematics and art. See http://spot.colorado.edu/~farsi/QRMS.html. Teaching this class and exhibiting in "(Un)Parallels" is Associate Professor of Mathematics Carla Farsi. Farsi will show a large collage of works in oil, as well as a free-standing self portrait. See her personal web page for more http://spot.colorado.edu/~farsi/painting.html. Some of her work was also shown and will be shown again soon at the Core New Art Space Gallery in Denver. Other faculty members include Richard Roth, who most recently exhibited work in the Boulder Public Library, and Jerry Malitz, whose sculptures have been featured in the Aspen Art Festival. Additional faculty, staff and students will show sculpture, printmaking, fabric art, digital art, and watercolors. The UMC Art Gallery is funded by University of Colorado at Boulder student fees.