Great Minds Panel Discussion By The Bolinas Museum
November 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Lights in the Sky Are Stars: Looking, Seeing, and Knowing in Art, Astrophysics and Photography
// Saturday, November 11 / 4-6 PM / FREE
/ Bolinas Community Center / $10 suggested donation //
Moderated by John Weber, Founding Director UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences, Arts Division, with panelists: Tony Misch, Director of the Lick Observatory Historical Collections; Charles Lindsay, artist and NASA’s SETI Artist in Residence Founding Director; Michael Light, artist; Don Jolley, Bolinas Stinson School science teacher and artist; and Linda Connor, artist.
From before the dawn of recorded history, humans have looked up into the skies and wondered what is out there. Artists have depicted the heavens, and astronomers
have probed the celestial universe. This dialogue brings contemporary artists together with perspectives from astrophysics to consider the Bolinas Museum’s current exhibition and what the differing kinds of images and artifacts in it tell us about our desire to understand the universe. What does a drawing tell us that a photograph doesn’t? How is a photograph by an astronomer different from one by an artist? Join us as we probe the in night and learn what inspired these artists and scientists.
AMELIA KONOW, Cosmic Synthesis II, 2012, 288 Polaroids, 54 x 76.5 inches, courtesy of the artist, Oakland, CA.