SSNAP The Creativity Panel – Where Science & Art Converge Atom Egoyan, Art McDonald, Meaghan Ogilvie on Salt Spring Island

The worlds of contemporary filmmaking, physics and underwater photography come together to explore the creative spark. Is creativity born or can it be nurtured? - Three renowned Canadians will present their views on the topic of the ‘creative mind’ during a panel discussion focussed on creativity in the arts and sciences. Hosted during the Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) on October 14th, the panellists from the worlds of arts and sciences will explore the nature of creativity, its essential elements, and where the creative spark comes from. Speakers include director Atom Egoyan, astrophysicist Art McDonald and photographer Meaghan Ogilvie.

Panel organizer Janet Halliwell, an executive member of the Salt Spring National Art Prize, says the worlds of arts and sciences coming together will offer a powerful if not extraordinary evening, “By inviting these distinguished guests to explore the creative mind, our intention is to explore the connections between the creative process and the human experience. We anticipate an enlightened dialogue featuring two distinct disciplines and an inspired conversation with revelations from respected artists and an academic from the world of science.”

Distinguished panellists:

Atom Egoyan is one of the most celebrated contemporary filmmakers on the international scene.

Art McDonald is Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University, Director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Scientific Collaboration and 2015 Physics Nobel Laureate.

Meaghan Ogilvie is an award winning Toronto photographer known for her evocative underwater photographs that have been included in exhibitions and ocean conservation projects around the world.

When: October 14, 2017 at 7:30pm

The Creative Mind: Creativity in the Arts and Sciences

Where: ArtSpring, Salt Spring’s Centre for the Arts, 100 Jackson Avenue

SSNAP 2017

The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) is one of the few national, juried visual arts competitions in the country. In this second year, SSNAP will be offering $30,000 in prizes, to be chosen by an independent jury from across Canada. This exciting endeavour is an initiative of the Salt Spring Arts Council SSAC, which represents the Arts for Salt Spring Island, one of Canada’s premier arts communities.

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