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Tickets Available Now for November 9 Event at Benson Theater

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Art + Science will welcome the community, educators and world-class artists to its first-of-its-kind incubator event at the Benson Theater on Thursday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased for $5 on EventBrite before the event. 

The event is the culmination of nearly two years of collaboration and creative development born out of cutting-edge natural science research conducted at Bellevue University. 

The science research, led by Drs. John Kyndt and Tyler Moore, involves algae and native plant biology; the artistic projects, led by Professor David Thomas, Professor JoDee Goracke and world-renowned artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk, highlight how nature’s colors and design thinking can shape the human experience in an age fraught with climate change and environmental concerns.

Spencer Goracke, one of the event organizers, said the Thursday evening event is intended to introduce the Benson and Omaha creative community to the world-class collaboration that began in 2022 when Chicago-based Luftwerk founders Bachmaier and Gallero conducted Art + Science workshops for students and faculty at Bellevue University as part of an immersive residency. 

The event will feature a short film, a multidisciplinary art + science discussion from the stage and an opportunity for attendees to sample algae-based beer from Back of the Yards Algae Sciences. 

“Art + Science is a partnership that changes what we think art is and what we believe science is,” explained Professor Thomas, one of the incubator group founders. “It’s a collaboration that enables science to inspire art and vice versa. That ultimately benefits students, researchers, creators and anyone who cares about the interconnected world we live in.”

For more information about Art + Science, please visit the EventBrite page. 

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (