Schachner selected for Georgia Sea Grant’s Artists, Writers and Scholars Program
Assistant Professor of Art Casey Schachner has been selected as one of three recipients for this year’s Georgia Sea Grant’s Artists, Writers and Scholars (AWS) Program. Artists from Savannah and Atlanta will explore Georgia’s coastal culture and natural resources through art as part of the UGA Marine Extension and the Georgia Sea Grant program.
The program supports projects designed to produce professional quality art and literature that increases awareness of Georgia’s marine environments, improves understanding of Georgia’s coastal communities, and helps document history, culture, or heritage of Georgia’s coast.
“The Artist, Writers and Scholars program is inspiring new collaborations between marine researchers and the art community, and it’s allowing our organization to educate and inform audiences about the coast in exciting and creative ways,” says Mark Risse, director of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant.
This year’s projects will document coastal change through paintings, capture climate impacts at a microscopic level through layered imagery, and explore the use of ceramics in oyster restoration.