Featuring a short talk by Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, evolutionary biologist and former CEO of the New England Aquarium.
Nedret Andre’s colorful abstract landscapes are inspired by the sensations of life within seagrass beds; the color, the energy, and interconnectedness of species. Through her research and collaborations with marine ecologists, Andre learned about Blue Carbon, the carbon that is captured and stored by marine ecosystems such as mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses. This storage function buffers climate change and ocean acidification. Blue C will feature new abstract paintings depicting how important seagrass habitats are not only for ocean life, but for the air we breathe as well.
About the Artist
Nedret Andre is a Boston-based artist who has been reviewed in Art New England and ArtScope Magazine. She received her BFA in Painting at Massachusetts College of Art, and her MFA from Maine College of Art.
Andre has had solo shows at Enso Gallery, Artlery, Boston University, Stetson Gallery, Touch Gallery, and Atatürk Cultural Center in Istanbul, Turkey. She has been included in group shows at Walsingham Gallery, Carole Calo Gallery, Soprafina Gallery, Kingston Gallery, and Danforth Museum. Her work is in collections in the US, Switzerland, the UK, and Turkey. Her paintings have been acquired by Mount Auburn Hospital, Cape Cod Hospital, and Danvers Bank, and are included in the deCordova Museum Corporate Art Loan Program.