November 3, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Integrative Learning Center
Room S211, North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
United States

In The Lives of a Cell, Dr. Lewis Thomas sends out a thought jolt when he says “Perhaps it is not surprising that we do not live more surprised. After all, we are used to unlikelihood.” Miller Pollin will tease out some personal reflections on this question, using her work in architecture and art as a basis for considering the expected and the unexpected in the physical realm.

Sigrid Miller Pollin FAIA is the principal of Miller Pollin Architecture and a professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her current architectural work includes Crotty Hall, a net zero energy building under construction in Amherst. One of her most recent residential projects is featured in the fall 2015 issue of Boston Magazine and the summer issue of Living Spaces Magazine. As a fine artist, Sigrid’s pen and ink drawings of fantasy landscapes have been exhibited in a number of Massachusetts venues including the Herter Gallery, The Porter-Phelps Museum, The Hope and Feathers Gallery and the Cohasset South Shore Art Center. Since 2011 she has collaborated with two other artists, Jane Thurber and Stephen Schreiber in five exhibits entitled “Field Notes”. This on- going series is comprised of intense explorations of rhythms found in the landscape. Her current projects on paper combine mixed media with studies of imagery from plant microbiology.