In The Galleries
September 23, 2015 — November 29, 2015
“Rooted in Soil” was organized by the DePaul Art Museum, DePaul University, Chicago.
Curators Laura Fatemi, assistant director of DePaul Art Museum, and her daughter Farrah Fatemi, an environmental scientist and assistant professor at Saint Michael’s College, Vermont, combined their knowledge of art and science to explore the underappreciated role of soil in human life. “Rooted in Soil” draws from the fields of visual art and environmental science to promote a deeper understanding of…
“Rooted in Soil” and related programs are sponsored by The Land Institute. Founded in 1976 by Wes Jackson,The Land Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education organization funded by charitable contributions from individuals, families, organizations and private foundations and based in Salina, Kansas. It is a science-based organization that promotes an alternative to current destructive agricultural practices and is dedicated to advancing perennial grain crops and polyculture farming solutions.
Salina Art Center programs, exhibitions and films are presented in part by Salina Art Center donors; the Horizons Grants Program of Salina Arts & Humanities, and by the City of Salina.