Athens-based artist Barbara Mann has been working with metal and jewelry for more than 45 years. Her fascination with marine processes like the carbon cycle, and the role of marine life within these processes, is serving as the inspiration for her latest collection funded by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Artists, Writers and Scholars program. Mann will discuss and display her work in a special Evening @ Skidaway program, titled “A Metal Artist’s View of the Marine Carbon Cycle,” on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
As part of her project, Mann created several pieces representing the plankton community, the marine carbon cycle, and oyster growth and development, including four wall pieces, two necklaces and two vases made of copper, brass, silver, iron and other materials.
During this special Evening @ Skidaway, attendees will be able learn about Mann’s inspiration for her latest collection, which includes plankton research by Skidaway Institute faculty as well as oyster research at the UGA Shellfish Research Lab. She will share her artistic process before taking guests over to the UGA Aquarium for a sneak peak of her temporary art exhibition at the facility.
The program will be presented to an in-person audience as well as online. The in-person program will be presented in the McGowan Library on the UGA Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Georgia, 31411). The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m.
To view the program online, visit the UGA Skidaway Institute YouTube channel.
The program is open to the public and free of charge.