Artist Cynthia Beth Rubin presents “Do Plankton Have Feelings?”

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Artist Cynthia Beth Rubin presents “Do Plankton Have Feelings?”

December 14, 2019 - February 29, 2020

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Featured Artist: Cynthia Beth Rubin in collaboration with the Menden-Deuer lab at the Graduate School of Oceanography, at the University of Rhode Island

Plankton may not have human-like emotions, but we can have feelings for them. For her solo show in the Project Room, artist/educator Cynthia Beth Rubin debuts a body of digital mixed media works exploring oceanic plankton as endearing living organisms. The exhibit will be on display from December 14th, 2019 –– February 29th, 2020. 

Melding gesture drawing with micro-photography, Rubin imbues laboratory imagery with an energy usually reserved for depictions of humans. As a prelude to the exhibition, Rubin is offering public plankton drawing workshops, then incorporating works from the workshops into the installed exhibition through Augmented Reality.  In the age of Climate Change, humans developing feelings for plankton paves the way for appreciation of the crucial role of plankton in oceanic ecosystems.

For more information, please contact Katie at or 203-772-2709. 

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 14, 5-8pm
Artist Talk with Cynthia Beth Rubin, December 14, 5-5:30pm

Location: Project Room in Artspace 


December 14, 2019
February 29
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Katie Jurkiewicz


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New Haven, CT United States
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