Solar “Sun Boxes” play at C-SC

Traveling exhibit in Quincy through October


Kim Doll

Sun Boxes

Students on the Culver-Stockton College campus might have heard soothing musical notes seemingly played out of nowhere this week.  On the sunny, grassy area on top the hill just east of Herrick Hall, sat over a dozen “Sun Boxes,” each emitting a pleasant tone.

I’ve always been fascinated by the way light and sound alter the way we perceive time and space.”

— artist Craig Colorusso

The display is the work of Craig Colorusso, a New York native.  His work has been displayed around the Quincy area since late September and will end on October 31.  The exhibit was displayed at C-SC on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 16-17.

According to information provided, Colorusso’s latest work “Sun Boxes” premiered in June, 2009 as part of an exhibition called “Off the Grid.”

Debra Scoggin-Myers, Senior Lecturer in Art, requested the two-day site visit from The Art Center in Quincy.  Myers says “We were blessed with lots of cool sounds in the key of b flat. The students seemed to enjoy the combination of art, music and science.”  Myers also enlisted C-SC students in the exhibition.  “The students were my assistants and turned the boxes 1/4 turn every 2 hours. They were also very helpful with moving them in and out at night. ”

We were blessed with lots of cool sounds in the key of b flat. ”

— Senior Art Lecturer Debra Scoggin-Myers

If you missed the display on campus, here are the remaining dates and locations for the “Sun Boxes” display in the Quincy area:

  • Saturday, October 20 – Quincy Art Center
  • Tuesday-Friday, October 23-26 – Blessing Health Systems
  • Saturday, October 27 – Washington Park Farmers Market
  • Monday and Tuesday, October 29-30 – QPS Early Childhood Center
  • Wednesday, October 31 – Quincy Art Center