Project 2: GATEways Robbins Hall Columns

January 1st, 2007 | RESEARCH

In 2007, the Plant Genomics Program partnered with local artist Donna Billick, director of Billick Rock Art, to create ceramic mosaic murals on the exterior columns of UCD’s Robbins Hall to reflect the academic activities within. Resident groups include the Plant Genomics Program, the Weed Research and Information Center and the Agricultural Sustainability Institute. Billick, who has 35 years of experience in creating “community-build” public art, designed, fabricated and installed the five columns. Billick worked closely with artist Mark Rivera, elementary school students and teachers and UC Davis scientists to create columns featuring evolution, genomics, plant-microbe interactions, weeds, food and farming. 250 students from four local elementary schools participated.


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University of California, Davis, Contributor
Donna Billick, Contributor, Billick Rock Art

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Scientists
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Education and learning science | Life science
Resource Type: Mass Media Article | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Community Outreach Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Public Programs