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A Swedish university tapped the founding director of CERN’s artist-in-residence program to curate a new art exhibit inspired by physics. The pieces are not literal translations of physics concepts to other media or illustrations of physics principles or phenomena. Physics was a spark for the artists, sometimes very clearly and sometimes more tangentially.

Fermi Community Orchestra concert Sunday, February 24, 2019, 7:00 pm Batavia United Methodist Church, 8 N. Batavia Ave, Batavia Free admission, reception to follow. Several Fermilab people are orchestra members! 2019-02-20_5c6dd0150d4ac_fermi-comm-orch-24feb-2

Staff install art as artist Jane Barthes takes a photo. Barthes will give a talk on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at noon in the Art Gallery. All are welcome. people, art, arts, Fermilab Art Gallery Photo: Georgia Schwender

Staff install art as artist Jane Barthes takes a photo. Barthes will give a talk on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at noon in the Art Gallery. All are welcome.

Update: THE TALK HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO PREDICTED INCLEMENT WEATHER ON JAN. 30. Join us in the Art Gallery at noon on Wednesday January 30 to hear about the process and inspiration behind the large paintings currently on display.

Facio uses woven textiles to recreate the structure of the cosmos from astrophysical data. A textiles conservator at the Art Institute of Chicago, he sees parallels between an artist’s and a scientist’s work. Facio will be the fifth artist in the residency program, which Fermilab started in 2014.

From Cinema Blend, Jan. 17, 2019: As the episode opens, Amy and Sheldon are filming Fun with Flags, and when Amy goes to check comments on her phone she sees that they’ve gotten a comment from Fermilab, the particle physics and accelerator laboratory in Chicago, letting them know that a team of scientists has confirmed their theory with an experiment.

From Voyage Chicago, Dec. 6, 2018: Georgia Schwender, Fermilab Art Gallery curator, talks about creating art, curating a gallery, and founding the lab’s artist-in-residence program.