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Field Notes

October 19, 2013 @ 10:30 am - 9:00 pm

Field Notes

Field Notes is a celebration of science and art in Grand Center. The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the St. Louis Beacon, and St. Louis Public Radio invite guests to join us this weekend for a series of programs and exhibits that explore the ways the built environment and natural world interact. Experts in the fields of art, geology, botany, architecture, design, archeology, and astronomy will lead programs that inspire a dynamic view of Grand Center. Field Notes offers guests of all ages an educational and fun opportunity to connect with new people and ideas, and engage with the city in surprising ways.

Keynote Lecture: “St. Louis: Gateway to Infinity” by Dr. Kevin Fernlund
10:30 am
St. Louis Public Radio auditorium
3651 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Professor Kevin Fernlund will speak on the dynamic and fascinating history of science in St. Louis from the earliest days through the advancements of the 21st century. Dr. Fernlund is professor of history at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, specializing in the History of the American West, Exploration, and Big History. He is the author of Lyndon B. Johnson and Modern America (2009) and William Henry Holmes and the Rediscovery of the American West (2000) as well as the editor of Selected Historical Documents to Accompany America’s History, Volume 2: Since 1865 (2011) and The Cold War American West, 1945 to 1989 (1998). He is currently doing research for a book on the evolution of Western culture in Latin and Anglo America.


Solar Telescope Viewings
Viewing 10 – 5 pm, Presentation 2 – 2:30 pm
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts mezzanine
3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Are you curious about the center of our solar system? View the sun safely through solar telescopes provided by the St. Louis Astronomical Society. Representatives from the SLAS will be on-hand to assist and educate guests about the unique make-up of this important star.


Rocks and Minerals Exhibit
10 – 5 pm
St. Louis Public Radio foyer
3651 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Dr. Jill Pasteris and Robert Osburn of the Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis will present Field Notes participants an exhibition of rocks and minerals for discussion. Professor Jill Pasteris takes a traditional mineralogic-geologic approach to non-traditional materials. Much of her current research involves biomineralization, especially the mineral component of bones and teeth. Robert Osburn has 35 years experience as a field geologist working with rocks and geology in its natural setting.


The Science of Color
11:30 am
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Eleonora Nagy, conservator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, will demonstrate a color study using the objects on view in the Pulitzer exhibition Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works. Nagy is one of the leading conservators in the world dedicated to the work of Donald Judd. More than 20 three-dimensional objects and 30 works on paper comprise the first exhibition devoted exclusively to Judd’s heightened engagement with color.


Wild Edibles Cooking Demo
12:30 pm
Meet in the lobby of Nine Network
3655 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Learn how to cook with ingredients from your own back yard. Chef and owner of Missouri Wild Edibles Ryan Maher will lead this cooking demo and share his experiences as an expertise forager. Space is limited and $10 registration is required. Please RSVP to Kristin Fleischmann Brewer at kfleischmann@pulitzerarts.org.


Geologic and Architectural Bike Tour
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Registration 12:30 pm
Start at The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

Join us on this unique community ride of Grand Center and downtown St. Louis, co-sponsored by Trailnet. Geologists Dr. John Encarnacion and Garrecht Metzger team up with historian Michael Allen to explain the complex intersections between the geologic and architectural histories of St. Louis. John Encarnacion is an associate professor of geology at Saint Louis University with expertise in tectonics, mineral deposits, and the origins of igneous and metamorphic rocks. J. Garrecht Metzger is a fifth year Ph.D. student studying sedimentary geology and geochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. Michael Allen founded Preservation Research Office in 2009; his research has remained concerned with the impact of deindustrialization, population loss and postwar urban renewal projects on the preservation of historic urban landscapes.


Salt of the Earth Concert
7:30 – 9:00 pm
UMSL at Grand Center – Community Room
3651 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Tickets: $10
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Cash Bar

Enjoy original roots and Americana music performed by the band Salt of the Earth. Salt of the Earth features Lynne Reif: guitar, harmonica, cajon, vocals; Mike Schrand: bass, baritone guitar, vocals; Jake Brookman: cello; and Jim Hieger: guitar, banjo. This Field Notes event is organized in conjunction with St. Louis Public Radio’s …And the Kitchen Sink series sponsored by Mosby Building Arts.


October 19, 2013
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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