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  • Campus to host communal crochet coral reef project

    Crochet sculpture of a coral reef forest

    “Crochet Coral Reef” is an artwork designed to bring attention to climate change as well as modeling a difficult mathematical principle in a concrete way. The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will host a satellite reef to be crocheted by community members.

    “Coral Forest” by Margaret Wertheim and Christine Wertheim at Lehigh University Arts Galleries.

    Photo by Stephanie Veto

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Guen Montgomery, email montgo@illinois.edu. More information about the Urbana-Champaign Satellite Reef is available online. The Zoom link for Margaret Wertheim’s artist talk is available here.

    The Urbana-Champaign Satellite Reef is presented by the Art and Design Visitor Series in collaboration with MillerComm Lecture Series and George A. Miller Visiting Artist Program, Center for Advanced Study; Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund; Krannert Art Museum; Siebel Center for Design; the College of Fine and Applied Arts; the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Champaign School District Unit 4; and Stratton Academy of the Arts.