Lawton Gallery to host biomedical ethics exhibition March 1-29

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery will host a timely and thought-provoking exhibition, “TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century,” from March 1-29. The show will begin with an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, which will include a curator’s introduction and a panelist facilitator’s remarks at 5 p.m.

The exhibition features 13 works of nine contemporary female artists whose art, in a variety of media, addresses the unprecedented bioethical dilemmas brought about by the rapid advancement of medical technology. Among the range of issues addressed are modern family planning, maternal and fetal care, childbirth and childrearing, the use and risks of pharmaceuticals, and genetic inheritance.

The nine artists featured in the exhibition are Monica Bock, Annette Gates, Adrienne Outlaw, Kristina Arnold, Sher Fick, Jeannette May, Lindsay Obermeyer, Libby Rowe and Sadie Ruben. “TAKE CARE” is a traveling exhibition that was organized by the Nashville Cultural Arts Project (NCAP), Nashville, Tenn., and made possible with grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

UW-Green Bay faculty members and local medical professionals will participate in an interdisciplinary panel discussion held in conjunction with the exhibit. Titled “Modern Family: Ethics and New Biotechnologies,” the panel will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7 in the Lawton Gallery foyer. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Nursing faculty members Susan Gallagher-Lepak and Janet Reilly will facilitate the discussion, which will include the following panelists: Prof. Derryl Block, UW-Green Bay Nursing chair; Joan Groessel, UW-Green Bay Social Work lecturer; Associate Prof. Warren Johnson, UW-Green Bay Human Biology chair; Associate Prof. Hye-Kyung Kim, UW-Green Bay Philosophy chair; Ben Kosewski, genetic counselor, Bellin Health; and Carmen Tust, registered nurse, Women’s Specialty Care.

The Lawton Gallery, located in Theatre Hall on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive, is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters. Please note the gallery will be closed March 12-17 for Spring Break. Gallery events are free and open to the public.

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