New Exhibit Launching At The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Scientific research into nuclear fuel becomes art in a new exhibit launching later this month at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho.

The Post Register reports the exhibit by local artist Joe Pehrson aims to make the some of the science done at the Idaho National Laboratory more accessible to the public. Pehrson worked with INL spokeswoman Nicole Stricker, collecting close-up research photos and images of battery materials, algae, corn and other subjects. Pehrson then added digital colors to make them pop.

Stricker says similar projects have been done elsewhere. She hopes the exhibit will highlight some of the interesting work going on at the lab. The exhibit opens Sept. 30.