CANCELED AS OF 3/17/20 - On the Origins of Dragons

CANCELED AS OF 3/17/20 - On the Origins of Dragons

Contact: Lacey Leonard, leonard@roanoke.edu
On the Origins of Dragons is an exhibition in Olin Gallery that investigates natural phenomenon and dragon lore across cultures. Researchers and educators, Drs. DorothyBelle Poli and Lisa Stoneman will exhibit the scientific, anthropological, and literary evidence to support the idea that early humans came across Lepidodendron (plant) fossils, constructed meaning from them and created dragon narratives. The exhibition is a visual catalog of research as well as a collaboration with numerous contributors including the local artists, Kyra Hinton and Jennifer Buckingham. On the Origins of Dragons is an innovative interpretation of this plant fossil-folklore hypothesis through many mediums including installation, 3-D printing, sculpture, and fossil evidence.