Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Art and Science

Well, I am back from a long vacation (Hawaii and San Diego) and ready to jump back into the cycle of art exhibits and teaching. The next show that I am participating in is the Central New York Branch of the National League of American Pen Women exhibit at the Caroline Szozda Gallery, 305 West Fayette St. in Syracuse. The theme of the show is "Ekphrasis" which is a literary description of, or commentary on, a visual work of art. In our case, we have sometimes reversed the order, so that we have visual commentaries on literary work. If you are scratching your head saying "what does that mean????" here is the quick and simple explanation: Writers are exhibiting work based on visual art or music, artists are exhibiting work based on writing, or another art form. I have selected a piece done a few years ago titled "Art and Science". It is based on the work of the late Dr. Bonnie St. Andrews, Founding Editor of the Healing Muse, which is a literary and visual journal published each year by SUNY Upstate Medical Center. Art and Science are two sides of the Sword of Life; split halves of a maple seed... The opening reception is on May 11, 5:00pm - 8:00 pm.