The Nature of Geometry – The Geometry of Nature

For a limited time, SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station is pleased to showcase the art of James Gyre and Laura Gyre.

Visit this display of their geometric art and design creations now through March 12.  Rice Creek is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Individuals or classes are invited to view this exhibit. Classes are asked to schedule a visit by calling Rice Creek at 312-6678.

Essentials of Geometric Design: A Masterclass for Beginners

March 12, 10 a.m. at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station

In this free hands-on workshop, Pittsburgh-based artist James Gyre, will provide an overview of 2D and 3D geometry, with a focus on observable facts, artistic concerns and practical application. Gyre uses nature’s elegance in everyday design, presenting these forms in their pure state.

This workshop will draw connections between key elements of the topic, showing where simple shapes can create powerful symmetry and variation in designs.

Geometry has been studied by scientists, naturalists, artists, architects, and even poets, musicians and mystics throughout history. Come see what the fun is about.

Hands-on activities will include exploring 5-sided symmetry with wooden Penrose tiles, Platonic and Archimedean solids with Zometools, and various models of important geometric figures.

By viewing these forms in 2D and 3D media that are moveable, symmetries and ratios are easier to grasp.

These free public programs at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station ( are part of a week of activities related to The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, a special presentation of the ARTSwego Performing Arts Series (

Anyone under 17 attending this workshop must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call ARTSwego at 315.312.4581 or Rice Creek at 315.312.6677.