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Art at BTI presents “Celebrations of Soil”

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Art at BTI presents “Celebrations of Soil” with soil artist Kirsten Kurtz and a presentation by BTI faculty member Dr. Maria Harrison, “Mycorrhizal roots: Getting Pi with a little help from your friends”.

*Due to COVID-19 and ongoing restrictions for social gatherings on the Cornell University campus, Art at BTI is going virtual! Join us as we celebrate World Soil Day by participating in an engaging Zoom webinar blending art and science.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (ET)

Please RSVP by June 22nd by clicking here:
You will receive the link and webinar credentials after registering.

Pre-registration is required to attend this FREE webinar but please consider making a suggested donation of $10 to support BTI science research. Every $10 donation made in association with Art at BTI 2020, and made online at registration, will be entered into a virtual door prize drawing for soil painting print signed by the artist, Kirsten Kurtz (Must be 18 or over to be entered into the door prize drawing). The winner will be notified by email following the event, and the artwork will be mailed (US only) once it is safe to do so.

Soil artist Kirsten Kurtz is an internationally recognized soil painter, who creates her own paint from pure mineral soil. She has been recognized for her unique form of scientific communication, soil painting, by the United Nations-Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) and lead a team at Cornell to win an international soil painting contest sponsored by the UN-FAO. Kirsten’s work has been featured in multiple media outlets, the videos of her events have been viewed over 50,000 times and she has been an invited speaker for a wide range of classes at Cornell, at scientific conferences around the country, in addition to having many soil painting events, for a wide range of stakeholders, throughout New York State.


June 23
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm