Lillie Turner is in love with clay – not a guy named Clay, as her husband’s name is Jeremy, but clay, as in pottery clay. Lillie’s first exposure to pottery was in 2015, at a community club taking 6 nights of wheel throwing classes. Throwing on the wheel did not come easy and is still a struggle somedays to center the clay, pull up the wall, and make pieces that match in shape and size, but she does not give up easily!      The community pottery club in town allowed potters 24 hours access to the studio which was great for a newbie who was very enthusiastic. Many hours were spent at the wheel- but Lillie had a keen interest in learning all aspects of pottery, so she volunteered to load kilns, maintain kilns, which gave her great experience early on. The next big step was to learn about glazes, with … Read the rest

In the not-so-recent past, when someone wanted to buy art, they had to walk into a gallery in a major city. Gold et al. 58 studying the dose-response relationship in music therapy have shown that dosage was a highly significant predictor, with the number of sessions explaining 73{665e5bb4999eb4b63bc5cf86855959e213eef9597fcb7384ae9a16de7fc2db97} of the variance in effects on depressive symptoms; whereas design and disorder showed no relation to the effect size. This finding implies that more number of sessions of music therapy is required to treat depressive symptoms irrespective of the underlying disorder. 24. ^ For example, if elderly people lived in a retirement home, a standard daily routine or common everyday activities were seen as usual or regular treatment. If, on the other hand, a resting period (e.g., Chan et al., 2012 ) was carried out simultaneously, this was interpreted as an (non-music”) alternative. NOTE: The 1960s is generally seen as the decade … Read the rest

Impressionism was called “The New Painting” and just what did the nineteenth-century artistic world mean by that? The painting includes a river (the St. Lawrence), a dock with a building, horses, people, a ferry crossing the river coming to the dock, a headland with boats and buildings in the distance. Large wet snowflakes fall from the overcast sky. Smoke spirals from the ferry. The picture is an impression rather than a realistic representation of a scene. Goodrich, John. Meandering through Time” (The Museum of Modern Art exhibition review). New York Sun, 29 November 2007: 17, 26. Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ. Princeton Alumni Collections: Works on Paper. 26 April – 21 June 1981. Catalogue with text by Allen Rosenbaum. Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists of the 1900s, is best-known for co-founding cubism with Georges Braque. This still life incorporates the cubist aim of representing the world … Read the rest

Georgia ‘Keeffe or Georgia Totto ‘Keeffe was an American painter, who revolutionized the concept of modern abstract art. Altenmüller, E., & Schlaug, G. (2012). Music, Brain, and Health: Exploring Biological Foundations of Music’s Health Effects. In R. MacDonald, G. Kreutz & L. Mitchell (Eds.), Music, Health, and Wellbeing (pp. 12-24). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY. The Artist’s Mother: Portraits and Homages. 14 November 1987 – 3 January 1988. Traveled to the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 26 March – 5 June 1988. Catalogue with texts by Barbara Coller (organizer), John E. Gedo, and Donald Kuspit. Check out these two works of art here and for further information on this talented body painter. Unfortunately I may not link to them and display here as they are protected by copyright. Robarts, J.Z., & Sloboda, A. (1994). Perspectives on music therapy with people suffering from anorexia nervosa. Journal … Read the rest