Student Art Exhibit Explores Arboretum Prairies through Comics, Stories


“Growing up, Liz Anna Kozik didn’t think of the restored prairies around her home in Naperville, Illinois, as a special habitat worth noticing — until she moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where she felt their absence within the New England landscape.

“She had moved to Providence to study art at the Rhode Island School of Design. Now, having returned to the Midwest as a graduate student in design studies in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Kozik has turned her artistic skills to the prairies she once overlooked. As part of her master of fine arts thesis, Kozik has installed an exhibit telling the story of the first restored prairie in the world, Curtis Prairie at the UW–Madison Arboretum.”

Read the full UW News story by Eric Hamilton, April 27, 2017