• University of Kansas and participating Lawrence artists

    From the Ground Up is an on-going collaboration between artists living in Lawrence, and scientists and teachers from the the University of Kansas and the Kansas Geological Survey. The project seeks to capture the imagination of students of all ages who are interested in the landscape around them and exploring the connections between human history, art, geography, biology, and other disciplines. The collection is organized by content modules, each containing an archive of artworks which serve as a basis for, or a response to, work in other disciplines. The two currently-loaded modules are "Landscape Paintings of Douglas and Jefferson counties, Kansas, 1995-2005" and "Langston Hughes in Lawrence, Kansas." What each of the artworks have in common is that they are specific to a particular place. Each has been mapped to a particular GPS coordinate which allows users to locate them on a map. The metadata for each image also includes a specific location link to Google Maps. See the From the Ground Up project website (http://www.groundsite.org) for more information.

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