The Wolbach Library is hosting a Project PHaEDRA Summer Art Series on the second Tuesday of each month this summer from 2 to 3pm Eastern Time! We have invited three artists who have been inspired by the Harvard Computers to present on their artwork. Each session will take place over Zoom and will consist of a presentation from the artist followed by audience Q&A. Please register to each talk below to receive the Zoom link by email.
July 13th, 2021, 2PM Eastern - Joyce Van Dyke
Play Title: The Women Who Mapped The Stars
Description: A group of five astronomers at Harvard College Observatory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries make discoveries that changed the way we see the universe -- and women scientists.
World premiere production by The Nora Theatre Company / Central Square Theater, 2018. Commissioned by Central Square Theater.
Bio: A MacDowell Colony Fellow and a Huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellow, Joyce Van Dyke has twice received playwriting grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She teaches playwriting and Shakespeare at Harvard Extension School. https://www.joycevandyke.com/
August 10th, 2021, 2PM Eastern - Erika Blumenfeld
Artwork: Print Edition with Island Press (in-progress)
Bio: Erika Blumenfeld is a transdisciplinary artist, writer and researcher who traces the stories of connection across the cosmos through intersections of art, science, nature and culture, leading to collaborations with research and science institutions such as NASA and the McDonald Observatory. Blumenfeld is a recipient of a Guggenheim and Smithsonian Fellowship, Rauschenberg Foundation and Island Press artist-in-residences, and her work has exhibited nationally and internationally. https://erikablumenfeld.com/