Ken Van Rees, Director of the Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation, University of Saskatchewan, presented the third ARTS-SCI lecture on his exploration of the intersection of who he is as a forest soil scientist and visual artist.  In his words, "This merging of different disciplines seems to be more of a collision when the two meet to express themselves in unexpected ways.  How do science and art together reveal the hidden personalities in a burnt forest or the history of a soil profile that most people ignore as dirt?  Using elements of the natural earth, I try to capture an intimate relationship with the landscape by entering into it as a living canvas playing with charcoal and soil to chronicle their unique stories."

Ken Van Rees-Director, Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation; Lecture:  Monday, November 4, 5:30 pm; Memorial Union 213, THE COLLISION OF SCIENCE AND ART:  PAINT, SOIL, AND CHARCOAL.  University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2019

Ken Van Rees; Director, Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation Black Carbon, Artist Reception:  Tuesday, November 5, 4-7 pm.  Strand Gallery, 440 Strand Hall.  University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2019