December 2004

Culinary Holiday's Season send off.
Courtesy of Carol ("The Science of Cooking") Sky

Cafe Brulot Bread Pudding
1 loaf stale French Bread (10 ounces)
1 quart whole milk
3 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1 teas. ground nutmeg
2 Tablespoons vanilla
1 cup raisins
2 ounces Bourbon
2 ounces Butter
Soak bread in milk. With hands, crush until well mixed. In a large bowl mix eggs, sugar, nutmeg, vanilla, and raisins; add Bourbon and mix well. Addd milk-bread mixture and blend well.
Grease 9 x 12 x 2" baking pan with butter. Pour in the bread mixture and bak at 350 degrees until firm, approximately 50 - 55 min. The top should be crusty.
Whisky Sauce
1 stick (1/4 pound) butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup Bourbon
On low heat, melt butter in heavy saucepan. Stir in sugar and water; dissolve sugar. Remove from fire and let cool for 10 minutes. Beat in egg; add Bourbon. Yields 2 1/4 cups.
Expos Update
Jim Paulsel BackStreet Bistro, Santa Fe.
December 10 - 31, 2004 .

November 2004

The next meeting of the Science and Art Forum at EL Gancho, Old Las Vegas Highway, Wednesday Nov 10th at 7:15.
The purpose of this meeting, besides being our pre-holiday opportunity to rejoice in
seeing each other, eat, drink, laugh and gossip, is to put forward some ideas for our group for next year.

Between January and June we have, potentially, six times to meet at the most. If a few of us have an interesting idea for either a project, guest speaker, presentation, an outing to an interesting event or show, perhaps a great book to read and discuss, etc..and/or
would be willing to host a meeting, or get together with a few other people to host a meeting, then I think we're in business. Think about what you might want to do, which month you would like, and sign up!

Expos Update
Jean Constant "1002"
Calvin Charles Gallery
Scottsdale, AZ
Nov.4 - 28, 2004

October 2004

Meeting at Bob Everett's. Demonstration of a Lord Kelvin's "Rain Storm" Static Electricity Generator built in the form of a proto-sculpture, along with several electrostatic actuators. Bob Everett will discuss this strange device and its 250 year history, detailing its importance in the development of modern-day scientific theory, and showing how it may be related to art. This picturesque machine and its unearthly behavior never fails to fascinate artists and scientists alike, and has to be seen to be appreciated.
Forum Business Meeting, chaired by Hillary. At this meeting plans for the A&S Forum's pending show of works of art related to water at the Gaugy Gallery may be made, and the future of the forum and its activities will be formulated. If possible please come prepared to contribute to the discussions of the future direction and activities of the forum with suggestions for activities and presentations.

September 2004

Expos Update
Bill Maxon "The Figure at the Edge of Chaos"
Hand Artes Gallery
Truchas, NM
Ursula Freer DFAS 2004
Southwest Cultural Center, Albuquerque.
September 2 - October 22

August 2004

Expos Update
Hillary Riggs BENEATH & BEYOND
A conversation with visual artist and entrepreneur Hillary Riggs and nanotech developer and neuroscientist Alex Nugent.
Awakening Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Thursday, August 26, 7 PM
Ursula Freer Art Going Digital
The Fisher Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
August 20 - October 1st

June 2004

I know all who were able to join us at Elspeth Bobb's magical labyrinth garden will agree that it was a event to remember. The depth and breadth of the evolutionary theme expressed in Hillary unique blend of exquisite craftsmanship and mythical imagery was overwhelming for me. It is truly an feat of science and art integration and a fine example of collaboration.hank you for sharing your outstanding accomplishment with our group. Your hard work and creative spirit will touch many for years to come.
After touring the extensive garden, we all caravanned to Judy's for a sit down feast of baked salmon and many wonderful additions from everyone. My only regret was that somehow with all our feasting Hillary did not command the stage to tell us more about her incredible project with Elspeth. Maybe next fall!

May 2004

Sunday, May 16.

It is always good to be reminded of the "power of intention". Jim was consulted as concern mounted over the cloud cover. We decided to proceed as if the stars would appear and indeed they did! By 8:30 or so 9 of us could be counted hovering around Jim's amazing telescope, each of us with his or her own tale of adventure in getting there. Mine included being escorted to Rt 34 with a good hearted,local guy on a motorcycle. The celelestial bodies with Jim's help, put on a show that made it a jewel of an evening. Thank you Jim and friend Andy for all that it took to stage this fabulous show for us! See you next Monday,the 24th for the garden labyrinth walk. Detail forthcoming.

Monday, May 10.

All those who either couldn't or wouldn't, missed a real treat last night. Barbara's creative spirit shone wherever one's eyes landed. Barbara's home is her gallery with paintings, sculpture and mosaic creations,and her biggest design accomplishment. We also got a glimpse of her very professional portfolio of the art she has created and placed in major public places. She takes on large,labor intensive projects with great confidence! Bravo, Barbara! We did manage to find time to talk about future plans. The first one coming up is the star gazing evening,this Sunday. Jim cam forth with a beautiful map to Rowe Mesa. We are meeting at 7:30 each with his or her own supper picnic. The celestial bodies and Jim will be "on" at 8:30. FYI...Jim's telescopes are "awesome", a word I reserve for the very best! Thank you Jim for organizing and offering this wonderful opportunity to place our little selves and our earth in cosmic perspective. Monday the 24th we will be touring the labyrinth garden and Hillary's sculpture. She will be sending directions and we will meet at 5:45pm. There are plans to have dinner together afterward. More details coming. Be on the lookout for a survey from Michelle that will glean your suggestions for the future shape of the Forum. A meeting at the end of August has been set on Monday the 23rd. But you will be notified as that time draws near. That's a lot and all for now.

Expos Update
Jim Paulsel "Images of the Southwest"
Wells Fargo Bank, Santa Fe.
May 7 - 18, 2004 .

April 2004

The Journey Gallery is beginning to feel like home thanks to Michelle's open invitation for our meetings. Hillary led us in an activity designed to give us insight into the various and unique ways that our diverse group investigates and responds to their world. We all sat around the huge library table where we had placed 3 groups of natural and man made objects. After exploring them quietly we shared our individual encounters and creative impulses with the group as a whole. It was a great way to appreciate our rich diversity and our science and art overlap. Unbeknown to us Sky was interviewed on KSFR where he announced the existence of our Forum which brought two new people to our meeting,Carol and Bob Everett. Paul Biagi artist/ physicist/dancer also attended for the first time. I formally announced to the group that I have accepted a year long "Artist in Residency" at The Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock NY, strategically near my children and grandchildren, also 1.5 hr.from NYC. beginning June 1st. You may get the whole story on the web at . I will be renting a 3 bedroom house right in the middle of the art colony, a totally new adventure for me.
There will be a meeting on Monday, May 10th at The Journey Gallery to map out a plan of action for the Forum now that your fearless leader is flying the coop, so to speak. Of course I will continue to hold the touch for the integration of science and art. It will just be a little farther away .I am confident that something new and exciting will emerge. You know that I will miss you all and place great value on our friendship and shared times together. I am not leaving forever!
Upcoming events in May:
- Monday, May 10th 7:15, The Journey Gallery - Planning session. Please let us know whether or not you will be attending.
- Sunday, May 16th Late afternoon/early evening "Star Gazing Evening" offered by Jim Passel at Rowe Mesa. Details and directions will be sent closer to the date.
- Monday, May 24th Tour of Hillary's Garden Sculpture Project and dinner together afterward. Details forthcoming.

March 2004

Dear Forum friends,
Once again we thank Michelle for giving us the pleasure of gathering in their beautiful gallery now renamed,"The Journey". The intention was to pool our investigations into the scientific, artistic and spiritual properties of our theme,"Water".After sharing the research we broke into small groups to share plans and ideas around our creative projects for the show. We estimate that around 13 members will be participating. There will be no jury,trusting that everyone will put forth his or her very best expression. Please investigate the sculpture garden when you are in the area because art pieces may be placed there as well
Shidoni is not able to schedule us on our chosen night, Monday the 12th for our April meeting. We will meet either at The Journey gallery or at Sky's. Will up date you soon about the place and details on the topic. If you have something you would like to run past us regarding your art project please let me know as we can make time for this. We think it is important to get the groups input if you need it. Remember to check out Judy's photography show at Wells Fargo Bank and Jean and Han's art at The Atomic Show at The Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos. We well,be whole!

February 2004

Dear Forum friends,
Last night in the exquisite Sacred Arts gallery at "The Awakening", Larry Campbell (aka the talented photographer Laurelo Cambello) invited us into the infinite world of mathematics, offering us a glimpse into "Infinity". With candor, humor, mysterious, mathematical mastery and confidence that we would "get it", Dr Campbell commanded the stage. We were bedazzled by pages of integers, alephs and "c's leading us down a path to nowhere and everywhere at the same time.
Campbell ended his lecture with exceptionally fine statements on "Art and Mathematics":
" The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man."
        David Hilbert (1921)
" Since, … mathematics is an entirely free activity, unconditioned by the external world, it is more just to call it an art than a science. It is as independent as music of the external world; and although, unlike music, it can be used to illuminate natural phenomena, it is just as 'subjective,' just as much of a product of the free creative imagination. And it is not that the mathematicians are impelled by the same incentives and experience the same satisfactions as other artists. The literature of mathematics is full of aesthetic terms, and the mathematician who said that he was less interested in results than in the beauty of the methods by which he found the results was not expressing an unusual sentiment. But to say that mathematics is an art is not to say that it is a mere amusement. Art is not something which exists merely to satisfy an 'aesthetic emotion.' Art which is worthy of the name reveals to us some aspect of reality. This is possible because our consciousness and the external world are not two independent entities. … The significance of mathematics resides precisely in the fact that it is an art; by informing us of the nature of our own minds it informs us of much that depends on our minds. … Mathematics is of profound significance in the universe, not because it exhibits principles that we must obey, but because it exhibits principles that we impose. It shows us the laws of our own being and the necessary conditions of experience. And is it not true that the other arts do something similar in those regions of experience which are not of the intellect alone? it is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self-consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art. It is on this, besides its usefulness in practical life, that its claim to esteem must be based."
        John William Navin Sullivan (b. 1886)
Sullivan held that the creators in mathematics or art must, in addition to possessing certain positive qualities, suffer from an important disability: that of being unable simply to accept the world, as practical men do. Certain fatal inhibitions are absent, inhibitions which stifle both curiosity and the ability to form independent ideas.
We enjoyed a lively exchange during and after the lecture and are most appreciative of the time,talent and expertise that went into this fine presentation. Low carb brownies were served.
It was a great evening all around as we also made some business decision. Because of changes in the winter schedule, we have switched our meetings to the second Monday of the month. Hope this suits those of you who were not there as well. So our next meeting will be Monday, March 8th.
Michelle has kindly offered her beautiful gallery once again. We will start at 7:15 pm. Thank you, Michelle!!! Your gallery is a perfect setting for our meetings.
The science topic for our art inspiration for the October exhibit was chosen.It had to be broad enough to inspire a diverse group of artists, accessible in concept to the general public,full of visual images and metaphors for our imaginations and a topic that is close to all of us and in this case to all living things. The topic is "WATER", perhaps with the subtitle of Dynamic fluid motion / fluidity etc. We will all be gathering references, ideas and images to bring to our next meeting. Of note is the fact that "Vortices" has been one of Larry's area of research.
Susan Latham
Expos Update
Jean Constant "The Atomic Show"
Fuller Lodge Art Center
Los Alamos. NM
Feb. 27 - April 3
Ursula Freer International Digital Art 2004
Traveling Show.
February - September

January 2004

Many thanks to Judy and Jim for hosting our January meeting. We learned a lot about the digital process, equipment and the printing process in a lively interactive atmosphere. I know that they already have photo clients from our group and I am sure more are on their way to their door.
Jim, made the leap from nuclear physics to the camera and Judy own background is being an artist and former gallery owner. Always of interest to a group who love things that crossover.
There is an interesting exhibit opening at the Monroe Photography Gallery, Friday January 16. It is all about smooching (kissing)...
Happy January, the still point of the year!


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