Fine Art and Science Unite for “Faces of Science” Art Exhibit at Gallery1

 Jackson State University’s Gallery1 and School of Science, Engineering, & Technology partner to present BioMedical Faces of Science

 About the Exhibit:

Faces of Science is a multi media, inquiry-based exhibit that features large-scale black and white photography. These images represent the diversity in the fields of science and specifically feature biomedical researchers in health disparities research.  The interactive feature will give faculty, students and the community a chance to learn more about each scientist. The Faces of Science compelling photography, video, and audio narrative combine to tell the stories of these dedicated researchers, who also happen to come from groups that are often underrepresented in the field of scientific research.  Dr. James Perkins, Professor of Chemistry and Founding Dean of JSU School of Science and Technology, is the brainchild behind Faces of Science, a labor of love that has spanned over 20 years.  Dr. Perkins engaged Jay Fletcher, and internationally renowned portrait photographer, to photograph the scientists and provide these engaging and stimulating images to “put a face on science” to encourage young students to be motivated to careers in science. The full faces of science series was partially supported with grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health.

Exhibit dates: July 31, 2012 – August 25
Public Reception: Friday, August 10,2012 6:00 – 8:00pm

About Gallery1:

Gallery1 is a contemporary fine art space that showcases Jackson State University’s permanent art collection and features changing exhibitions by regional and national artists. The works of art are selected to provoke thought and to be a catalyst for new dialogue and discoveries about the history of JSU and African-American culture in the south.

Gallery Location and Hours:

1100 John Roy Lynch Street, Suite 4
Jackson, MS 39203
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, Noon – 4:00pm

Please contact the gallery in advance to schedule group tours and field trips.


Kimberly Jacobs, Gallery Director
Gallery1 at Jackson State University
601.960.9250 (phone)
601.960.7551 (fax)


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