Think and Wonder festival sign on the stone bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River
On June 9, 2012, the American Academy of Neurology had the grand opening of their new headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, on the western bank of the Mississippi River, across the street from the Guthrie Theater. They had requested that my art decorate this new building, which it does. That Saturday, the opening went from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
The city of Minneapolis, totally independently of the Academy, organized a summer arts festival, along the Mississippi River, just a few steps away from the Academy building. This festival included visual arts, light installations, performances and live music, and was to continue, overnight, until sunrise.
The title of this art festival: Think and Wonder! It started on June 9 at precisely 9 PM!
The purpose of the Academy is to understand and treat disorders of the brain. For 35 years my art has dealt with thinking and consciousness. The opening of the new Academy headquarters, decorated with my art, ended at the same precise moment as the beginning of the Think and Wonder festival!
Coincidences do not happen…