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College of Saint Elizabeth Program Looks at Link Between Art and Science, April 12, 2012; Public Invited

College of Saint Elizabeth Program Looks at Link Between Art and Science, April 12, 2012; Public Invited

The relationship between art and science is examined in a free-to-the-public program hosted by CSE on April 12, 2012, starting at 9:15 a.m., seating on a first come basis begins at 8:45 a.m., on campus, in Dolan Performance Hall, Annunciation Center. When Art and Science Collaborate, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, looks at the interaction of art and science through visual art, poetry, theater, and dance. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For reservations, call 973-290-4378 or email

When Art and Science Collaborate” focuses on the influence of science on creativity, using examples from several art forms. The program begins with a presentation by Lorrie Fredette explaining how medical science informs her sculpture . Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey will stage scenes from Copenhagen, a play by Michael Frayn , based on a meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in 1941. Then poet Anne Marie Macari, with collections including She Heads Into the Wilderness, will read and discuss her cave exploration poems.  Mary Seidman and Dancers will perform excerpts from an original work, The Messier Project, choreographed by director Mary Seidman, based on the astronomical discoveries of Charles Messier. It was inspired by the original music composed by Bruce Lazzarus, who will also perform. Video designer Patrick Lovejoy has created a "journey through the universe" for the dancers with projected video design onto the background cyclorama. To end the program, Dr. Laura Winters, CSE professor of English, will chair a panel discussion and Q & A with presenters.  

Following the program, approximately 300 students from Newark Arts High School and Morristown High School will participate in hands-on workshops focusing on science, poetry writing, acting, playwriting, dance, choreography, music composition, , and various media in visual art, led by the presenters and CSE faculty members.

When Art and Science Collaborate is part of a multi-disciplinary program conceptualized by Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D., Director of the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery that includes the art exhibition she curated, The Abstract Universe: Microcosm/Macrocosm, on display at CSE Maloney Art Gallery through April 15. The exhibition is open for viewing before and after the program.

This program was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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