"Food for Thought"


February 27, 2015 - Philip Steel: "Your Creative Side"


Feb. 27 Phil Steel: "Your Creative Side"


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Apr. 24 Ann Luther: "Local and National Trends Impacting on Voter's Rights"


Date: Friday, February 27, 2015

Location: Birch Bay Village Inn

Time: Lunch 11:30, $11 each // Lecture noon - 1:00
Reservations required - call the ASC office 288-9500, or email: learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org

Philip Steel will speak on “Your Creative Side,” addressing issues of how one might develop a creative life, especially after retirement. He finds that many creative folks “are able to resume their creative endeavors from where they left off when they were in their twenties. Many have become very good painters.”

He goes on to say, “Creativity can be defined as both the art and the science of thinking, and behaving with both subjectivity and objectivity. It is a combination of feeling and knowing, of alternating back and forth between what we sense and what we already know. Creative solutions are not those which just “work,” but are those which lead, inspire, and provoke… sort of like 2 + 2, possibly, could = 5.

Philip has gained world recognition as an artist. His work is in many corporate and private collections throughout North America, the Orient, and Europe. His numerous watercolor awards include The National George Gray Medal and the Silver Brush Award in the Florida Watercolor Society’s Annual Juried Show, and the Sanford Award in the New England Watercolor Society’s Annual National Show.

His website, www.philipssteel.com, features many of his recent paintings and art events.

Phil is co-author of two books and a television documentary about Commercial Fishermen, and has recently cartooned a golfing book with author Giva Frasier.

He had a very successful award winning architectural practice for over 30 years, and taught architectural design at the University of Miami, and watercolor instruction abroad and in United States for over 20 years.

Phil and his wife Joan live in Southwest Harbor where Joan manages the Salty Dog Gallery.