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"Mapping Imagery and Exploring the Issue of Place" at the Botanical Garden

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The Atlanta Science Tavern is proud to support the 2013 series of Science Cafes at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, this year exploring the intersection between art and science.

Sponsors include the NASA/NSF Center for Chemical Evolution, the NSF funded Amborella Genome Project and Balentine Investment Group.

Admission is free for Garden members and $18.95 otherwise. It includes the Science Café, access to the gardens and Fest-of-Ale ( As a bonus this evening you can enjoy Art and Ales at the Garden (, which includes a fall market featuring local artisans. The annual and much-loved Scarecrows in the Garden ( will also be going full force.

RSVPs are not required to attend this event.
Featured cocktail
Since October is a time of harvest, the featured cocktail will be the Vavilov Affair, named in honor of the Russian botanist, Nikolai Vavilov, who identified the centers of origin of cultivated plants, and of mapping, the topic of the evening’s presentation. It features bourbon, angostura bitters, and apples. The café will start with a brief discussion of the botanical ingredients in this drink.
"Mapping Imagery and Exploring the Issue of Place" at the Botanical Garden
Gregor Turk (, Artist

Using a variety of media, Gregor Turk’s artwork typically incorporates mapping imagery through which he explores issues of place and place-making. His 49th Parallel Project focused on the 1,270-mile section of the U.S./Canadian border which he traveled by foot and bike. He has permanent public art installations at the Atlanta and Jacksonville airports. His work is included in the High Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art – Georgia, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, and numerous other public and private collections.

Turk grew up in Atlanta, received his B.A. from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and his M.F.A. from Boston University. Between degrees he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa. Turk is on faculty at SCAD/Atlanta in the sculpture department. Currently he has an installation of five inwardly facing billboards on the BeltLine that is Atlanta Celebrates Photography's temporary public art commission for 2013.

Photo: A portion of the ceramic sculpture Latitudes which runs along the wall of the International Concourse of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Gregor Turk).