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From Fraction magazine, September 2021: Former Fermilab artist-in-residence Adam Nadel featured striking photos of an electron beam from a particle accelerator. In a recent issue of this magazine, he used a stream of subatomic electron particles interacting with the silver halide salt found in color photographic paper. The beam was generated on a LINAC electron particle accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory when Nadel was the resident artist in 2018.

From the Illinois Science Council, Aug. 9, 2021: Fermilab’s first artist-in-residence, Lindsay Olson, describes her first days working at Fermilab where her work took her into the tunnels and research areas of the lab to make art out of science.

From Noooz Hawk News (Santa Barbara, CA), August 1, 2021: Who knew data could be so beautiful? Fermilab’s 2021-22 artist-in-residence Mark Hirsch is working with scientists to gain inspiration on the mysteries of matter, energy, space and time.
Georgia Schwender, Fermilab’s art gallery curator said Hirsch is exploring ways that coding and art can combine to convey complex topics like science and math.

From Northern Public Radio (CA), July 7, 2021: Georgia Schwender, visual arts coordinator at Fermilab discusses the inclusion of art at Fermilab with Northern Public Radio. Santa Barbara resident Mark Hirsch was named the 2021 artist for the Fermilab artist-in-residence program. In his upcoming work, he will reimagine and translate the scientific data and discoveries into digital and physical forms that communicate the complexities that are inherent to the work occurring at Fermilab.

A man with brown chin-length hair in profile. He tucks his hair behind an ear with one hand and holds a small wire geometric sculpture in the other. He wears a dark outfit and is against a light gray wall.

Fermilab has selected California-based visual artist Mark Hirsch as its 2021-22 artist-in-residence. The program, now in its seventh year, connects physics and art. Hirsch, who uses computer models and coding for his art, will draw on his data visualization background to make Fermilab science more accessible and intriguing to the public.

A landscape painting that is mosaic, almost batik-like, constructed of many small squares with circles circles inside them.

This year the Employee Art show will be virtual! This year the Employee Art Show will run Aug. 2 through Oct. 29. For the first time, it will be virtual. The theme is artwork that highlights the intersection between art and STEM. The deadline to submit two pieces of work is July 19. All ages of artists may submit.    

Photo of metal sculpture (described in caption) sitting on the floor in front of two black-and-white photos of plants hung on a gallery wall.

William Gatfield’s water feature sculpture from 2005 Employee Art Show, includes koi, dragonfly and waterlilies in a pool of circulating water with colored lights. The 2021 Employee Art Show will be virtual and will run Aug. 2 through Oct. 29.