Gallery owner Bettina Forget first established the gallery back in 2007 as a launch pad for young talent by providing a space for contemporary dance performances, lectures, workshops, and film festivals. But as a visual artist, amateur astronomer, art educator, and researcher, she soon saw the need to dedicate a space for the intersection of art and science.
As an educator, she co-created and teaches the Convergence: Arts, Neuroscience, and Society course alongside Dr. Cristian Zaelzer-Perez, which promotes cross-discipline collaboration between neuroscience and art students at Concordia University. At the same time, she is pursuing a PhD examining how women and girls can connect with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through art.
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