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Guests look at artwork. Photo: Linda Hall Library.

Free art exhibit, auction at Linda Hall Library benefits STEAM education in Kansas City area

Families with children who are interested in science may want to check out the BioNexus KC Science2Art exhibit and charity auction at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City.

BioNexus KC supports regional STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) advancements. Its annual Science2Art event provides a platform for scientists to describe their research through the visual arts, making complex scientific concepts more accessible.

“Science2Art stimulates scientific thinking, promotes collaboration, documents scientific discoveries and encourages innovation across our region, all while supporting area life sciences organizations,” said Dennis Ridenour, the organization’s president and CEO. “Since the inception of Science2Art in 2014, BioNexus KC has donated all proceeds to support STEAM programs in Kansas City.”

BioNexus KC and the Science2Art program collectively have donated more than $140,000 for various STEAM programs across the region over the years.

“We are delighted to welcome the Science2Art exhibit back to the Linda Hall Library for a second year as we continue to strengthen our partnership with BioNexus KC and support for the STEAM ecosystem in Kansas City,” said library President Eric Dorfman, Ph.D. “I am personally committed to exploring more avenues that marry the sciences and the arts and am thrilled that the Linda Hall Library can be a venue for this initiative. I’m also honored that the library is one of the nonprofit institutions chosen to receive funds raised by this year’s event.”

All of the art displayed at the free showing is available for viewing through October 6 and for purchase through an online auction that ends on October 19.  Visitors to the Linda Hall Library are invited to experience the exhibit in the East Gallery during regular Library hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. They can learn more about the artwork by simply scanning a QR code that accompanies each piece on display. The code links to an in-depth description of the art, the artist’s biography and the option to place a bid.

More information is available at BioNexus KC Science2Art Returns to the Linda Hall Library – Linda Hall Library

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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