outflows and inflows of creativity

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Zisholtz Redux

Went to the grand re-opening of South Carolina State University's IP Stanback Museum and Planetarium last evening. SCSU is an historically black university founded in 1896, and the only one in the country to have an art museum and planetarium housed in the same facility. Ellen Zisholtz is the director, and she has a solid reputation for promoting the arts in the communities she serves. She has done it again, with fantastic success. What a forward thinking idea - to marry art and science! Personally I have always thought the two should go together. My earliest inspirations came from science and astronomy, and in grade school my subject matter seemed to lean toward big suns and stars, later galaxies and star systems. Yep, I was a nerd, and worse, an artistic nerd!
The art collection is impressive, from Romaire Bearden to Philip Simmons. A good place to visit to get inspiration that spans the universe.

2 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

Being an artistic nerd sounds like it has its special problems attached. :)

harriett said...

Believe me, it ain't that pretty!!