Lions, Plant Medicine, and the Smell of Dirt – Let’s Celebrate Spring Night Skies

Lions, Plant Medicine, and the Smell of Dirt – Let’s Celebrate Spring Night Skies

Spring Night Skies bring warmer, rainy weather, migrating birds, and the smell of dirt. Come celebrate the birth of a new season with award winning artist-scientist, Annette S. Lee, who will share Indigenous, Artistic, and Scientific perspectives on relationship to sky and community wellness in the 21st century.

Annette S. Lee, DSc, PhD, MFA, is an award-winning artist-scientist who holds six college degrees across arts and science including a PhD in Astrophysics, a DSc in Science, and an MFA from Yale School of Art. As a uniquely talented individual in the world today connecting ideas across seemingly impossible divides, Annette is a visual artist, science communicator, and civic engagement leader who leads social transformation work with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities worldwide. Civic engagement is key. She has been working at the intersection of science, art, and culture for a lifetime and continues this work as an independent artist scientist and executive director of Native Skywatchers.

Annette is a member of the International Astronomical Union, an adjunct professor at the Centre for Astrophysics, University of Southern Queensland, and a researcher at the University of California–Santa Cruz, OpenLab Arts Collaborative.

She is a mixed-race Native American of Lakota, Chinese, and Irish ancestry.

This is a LIVE program at the White Bear Armory. No advance registration necessary.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund for this event.