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BioArt Bayou-torium / ArteBio Bayou-torio
March 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Bio-Art Bayou-torium is a socially engaged science laboratory and art-making site situated on the banks of Buffalo Bayou across from Tony Marron Park in the Second Ward. It partners with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership to engage the general public in a new experience with this often hidden natural resource. The Bayou-torium’s art studio-laboratory houses microscopes, imaging equipment and studio space for making art based on the nature and history of Buffalo Bayou. Digital photography, microscopy, video and audio recording (as well as traditional watercolor, drawing) are among the variety of media that attendees can utilize. This interdisciplinary laboratory will stock plant and wild life specimens collected from the Bayou in aquariums and terrariums. By using scientific tools with ethical methodologies attendees are also encouraged to experiment with the bio-material as an art medium. Field excursions along the shorelines and pontoon boat tours will introduce and educate visitors about the complex ecosystem and history of Houston’s main waterway. Bi-lingual art assistants with expertise in wild life and the stories of the Bayou in the Second Ward will guide attendees to collect and record what they see and experience and bring them back to the laboratory to re-image, photograph, video and draw. The Bayou-torium is a novel combination of social engagement with the art-science experince to provide an inventive and surprising aesthetic experience with Buffalo Bayou. It is free and the public of all ages are invited.