Pippin Frisbie-Calder


Artist Salon at A Studio in the Woods

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Artist Salon with Pippin Frisbie-Calder

You are cordially invited to meet A Studio in the Woods’ newest resident artist, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, and her Tulane University faculty collaborator Tim McLean. Pippin is one of four artists awarded a Flint and Steel Residency at A Studio in the Woods this Spring. These residencies match artists with faculty members to create risk-taking new works designed to ignite social change.

Please join us for dinner at
A Studio in the Woods
Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30pm

Click here for map and directions: MAP

Please note that parking is limited, save on gas and carpool with a friend!

This is a potluck, we will provide the main dish but ask that everyone pitch in a little something – drinks, salad, appetizer, dessert…

Please RSVP to info@astudiointhewoods.org by 3/26 and let us know what you plan to bring.

Printmaker Pippin Frisbie-Calder will be collaborating with Dr. Tim McLean of Tulane University to create a body of work around wetland microalgae awareness. In a public display their simulated and/or real-time, live projections of phytoplankton and woodcuts will act as large-scale representations of the aquatic micro-organisms of the wetlands and demonstrate their importance (functions and roles) within the larger ecosystem. This project aims to serve as an educational tool, hoping to draw all members of the public, independent of wetland awareness and appreciation, since few people (even among researchers) are aware of and recognize the microbial presence, diversity, beauty, and roles within the waters of the wetlands.

Pippin Frisbie-Calder graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with honors, specializing in printmaking, after which she traveled the States, then went to Indonesia for a year to participate in an educational program called Darmasiswa. Recent exhibitions include Antenna Gallery “What We Can Do”, New Orleans, Lost Love Lounge for two group shows, New Orleans, Gallery II, Newcastle Maine, Via Via Cafe, Yogyakarta, Rumah Seni Eloprogo, Borobudur, Respecta Gallery, Jakarta, The Finest Mother F*ckers, Yogyakarta, Space Gallery, Denver, Risd Invitational Exhibition, Providence, RI and a residancy at AS220, Providence, RI.

Tim McLean received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2001. He further developed and adapted his molecular expertise to the field of marine ecology during two post-doc experiences, first at the University of Southern California and then at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami. Before assuming his position as Professor of Practice at Tulane University in 2014, he was an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests include using relevant ‘omics-based technologies and bioinformatics to understand the molecular biology and ecology of a marine dinoflagellate that is responsible for forming harmful algal blooms (‘red tides’) in the Gulf of Mexico.