This week I’m looking forward to chatting with Ron Newby, an artist and retired Salk biologist who runs The Bronowski Art & Science Forum, a long-running local dialogue series between artists and scientists.

I love the three words the forum uses to draw what art and science have in common: “Creativity, Elegance and the Sublime.”

In our story a few months ago about the intersections of art and science in San Diego, Newby talked more about the threads binding great artists and great scientists:

“They both see things other people can’t,” he said. “Most people will just drive down a road on the way home and won’t see much, but an artist will see that there’s a lot more out there. Great scientists are the same. They see more to the world than the average person journeying through life.”

So, what would you like me to ask Newby about? Leave a comment or send me an e-mail with your Qs and I’ll try to get the As.

Please contact Kelly Bennett directly at or 619.325.0531 and follow her on Twitter: @kellyrbennett.

Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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