The MCC 2015 Creative Toolbox Art – Science Series

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On April 2nd The Maine Center for Creativity (MCC) will kick off its Creative Toolbox programming for 2015, this year themed around the overlap of the arts and sciences, with a special event combining music, discussion and lecture. The 2015 Creative Toolbox Art & Science Series will explore the hardwired need of humans to be creative and the ways we express that creativity.

“We’re so honored to have a world-class geneticist such as Dr. Liu, who is working right here in Maine, with us to kick off the 2015 Creative Toolbox Art & Science Series,” said Maine Center for Creativity founder and executive director, Jean Maginnis. “He will teach us through music and his deep knowledge of genetics that creativity is in our DNA.”

The first of three 2015 Creative Toolbox Art & Science Series events scheduled this year, An Evening with Edison Liu: A Discussion on Art and Science on Thursday April 2 presents the president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory, in a rare setting that uses piano pieces to underscore his discussion of how both art and science find comfort in patterns and define how to create something from nothing.

“Part of our mission [at MCC] is really to advocate for this empowerment of people knowing that they’re creative,” Maginnis commented in a recent Fast Company profile.

Liu will guide the audience through the evolutionary genetics of man as our species emerged as creative beings. Science and art co-developed in this process of human advancement as characteristics that require imagination, memory, and finally creation. Part piano recital and part lecture, this event will both entertain and enlighten, showing how creativity and innovation in art and science has impact on all our lives.

What: The Maine Center for Creativity presents The Art and Science of Creativity: An Evening with Edison Liu

Who: Edison T. Liu, M.D., President and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory

When: Thursday April 2, 2015; 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

Where: Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine Abromson Center

Why: Dr. Liu will track through music and lecture, the commonality between art and science and how human beings are hardwired to create.

How: Contact Cynthia at the Maine Center for Creativity to register: cynthia@mainecenterfocreativity.org. Tickets are $35. This event is open to the public.

Additional events will be held in June 2015 on the Art & Science of Food and October 2015 on the Art & Science of Craft Brewing.

The 2015 Creative Toolbox Art & Science Series

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