Scientist and artist Helen Wortham will speak on “Creating Scientific Art: Your Right and Left Brain Don’t Have to Fight Anymore” on Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Musser Auditorium, Pfahler Hall (Room 100). The program is free and open to the public.
Wortham earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Texas A&M University, and she worked for six years as a research assistant at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Although she was engrossed in the details of her research, she still felt the call of art.
Relocating to Philadelphia, she enrolled at the University of the Arts, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and found a job with an art studio that specialized in medical and scientific illustrating. Later, Wortham joined a small group of artists to form Dragonfly Media Group, specialists in medical illustration and animation.