Edison Liu

Art, science and creativity focus of Jackson Lab event

BAR HARBOR — An evening of art, science and creativity will be hosted by The Jackson Laboratory and the Maine Center for Creativity at the laboratory’s 600 Main St. campus on Friday, Sept. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m.

There will be a performance by the Circus Conservatory of America and a presentation and performance by Edison T. Liu, president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory.

Through music and lecture, Liu will track the commonality between art and science and how human beings are hardwired to create. He will guide us through the evolutionary genetics of man as our species emerged as creative beings. Using piano pieces to underscore his points, he will discuss how both art and science find comfort in patterns and define how to create something from nothing. Part piano recital and part lecture, this event will both entertain and enlighten, showing how creativity and innovation in art and science impact our lives.

Tours of the laboratory are available prior to the event and begin at 4:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for the event and tours. To register, contact the laboratory at 800-474-9880 or [email protected]. A fee of $25 per person will be collected to offset event expenses for both organizations.

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