Teach Arts & Sciences Together – Astronaut Mae Jemison

In this video, Dr. Mae Jemison, physician and former NASA astronaut, talks about what is critical to a better future–and by future, she means, “In the year 2015, and the year 2020, 2025, the world our society is going to be building on, the basic knowledge and abstract ideas, the discoveries that we came up with today.”  This TED Talk was recorded in 2002, however her speech seems to resonate more than ever with what is currently going on in the world.  So listen up, all you societal contributors!  This message is important and should be applied today as we work to build our legacy for tomorrow.

The ideology that science and art are separate–this polarization, hinders the ability to create progress, experience and humanity for the future.  Dr. Jemison argues that they are “manifestations of the same thing.”  She goes on to say, “Science provides an understanding of universal experience and arts provides an understanding of a personal experience.  They are all part of us.”  Art is thought to be intuitive, and science is considered analytical.  Art is also analytical. According to Dr. Jemison, the ability to launch the shuttle is derived from the same place as choreographing a dance.  When choreographing a dance, upon hearing the music, one might first intuitively come up with an expressive movement.  The creation is then analyzed and refined to convey the right communication to the audience.  A scientist can think of an equation first, and then analyze it to see if it will work.

Why is it so important for everyone to understand that these two subjects coexist?  It effects how we think, how we learn, and how we create and contribute to society.  Dr. Jemison explains, “My personal issue for the future is really about integrating the intuitive and analytical.  The arts and scientists are not separate.  I like to think of ideas as potential energy.  They are really wonderful but nothing will happen without risking putting those ideas into action.  The three questions of greatest concern “is it attractive (intuitive), is it amusing (analytical) and does it know its place (balance)?”

Written by Amy DeCaussin

Director of Projects & Social Media

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TONIGHT!! Share of the Pie: Charity Pie Night! – Practical Art Phoenix

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Do you love pie!?  Do you love supporting local?  Come on out to Charity Pie Night at Practical Art TONIGHT!  Tonight’s featured charity is Area Agency On Aging-Region One.
Friday, August 28th, 2015 from 7pm-9pm
Featured charity: Area Agency On Aging-Region One

A $5 donation gets you a slice of a Vonceil’s Pies creation! A $10 donation gets you as many in-house tastings as you’d like! All donations, and 10% of all sales that day, will be donated to Phoenix Center for the Arts!

The delectables (made by Karen Olson) have previously included Banana Peanut Butter Cream, and Strawberry Jalapeno. Bring your own plate or pick up a handmade one on the spot to keep things eco-conscious!

Located At:

5070 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 264-1414

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4th Annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival – Local Fun

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Head on out to Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix Saturday September 26th.  The Chili Pepper Festival is an event that is centered around food and music.  Local chefs and restaurant owners will participate in the Chile Pepper Challenge.  Activities include onsite chile roasting, cooking demos, live music, salsa dancing, activities for kids, a talent show hosted by Lawn Gnome Publishing, a Beer Garden presented by Deschutes Brewery AND a gourmet margarita station by 3 Amigos Tequila will all be on the menu! Announcement of the Festival’s best chile pepper dish winners and crowning of the year’s Chile Pepper Champion will culminate the festivities.

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Admission is FREE with your RSVP.  You can preorder tickets here: www.chilepepperfest.com

All proceeds from the Chile Pepper Festival go towards supporting Roosevelt Row Community Development Corperation, an organization committed to building a vibrant, dense, diverse, walkable and bikeable urban arts district in downtown Phoenix, and to the Roosevelt Growhouse, an urban agriculture and education program where teens and community members work side-by-side to learn the importance of healthy living, while actively building their community together.

WHERE: Downtown Phoenix Public Market

721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

WHEN: Saturday, September 26th  4:00pm-11:00pm

Click here to find out more: www.chilepepperfestival.com

Twitter & Instagram: @PHXChileFest
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChilePepperFestival

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