By Neil Calder
Photographer Diana Rogers (DO) and Lab Director
Jonathan Dorfan celebrating at the exhibition opening
(Photo by Marty Breidenbach)
Can you fit 500 people into the Breezeway? No problem, if
400 are photographic portraits and the remainder are the enthusiastic
crowd who came to the opening of the exhibition ‘Interface: People Who
Make SLAC Work.’
‘Interface’ is the first exhibition organized by the new
Art Committee and showcases wonderful photographs of SLAC staff and users
taken by Diana Rogers. If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet head over to
the Breezeway now, you won’t regret it.
The custom-made display structure, designed by Michael
Hyde (TIS) and built by Alfred Suarez and Eric Gaillant (both MFD), will
be re-used for future exhibitions the Committee has already planned.
Why an Art Committee at SLAC?
Physics research is a way of seeing: probably the most
precise way of seeing that humanity has ever developed. Art, too, is a way
of seeing: without the precision of physics but with more intuition and
Both ways of seeing are valid and at SLAC we have a unique
opportunity to mix and compare both cultures. The physics we have in
abundance, but so far, little art. The aim of the Art Committee is to
organize exhibitions, and eventually talks and events to inject art into
SLAC daily life.
If you would like to help bring art to SLAC or are simply
interested in art, get in touch with the Art Committee.
For more information, see: