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Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971, Camden, NJ; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) makes paintings, collages, photography, video, and installations that draw on art history and popular culture to create a contemporary vision of female sexuality, beauty, and power. Wasserman, Isabelle. Selections from the Michael Crichton Collection. Exh. cat. San Diego: San Diego State University Gallery, 1980: 12. Oleg Lang will be exhibiting at the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art in August 2009. Cassidy, J.W. (2009). The effect of decibel level of music stimuli and gender on head circumference and physiological responses of premature infants in the NICU. Journal of Music Therapy, 46(3), 180-190. We provide art lovers and art collectors with one of the best places on the planet to discover modern and contemporary art. One 2014 study surveyed a group of people in order to determine why we enjoy sad music. The study pinned down four different rewards of music-evoked sadness: Reward of imagination, emotional regulation, empathy, and no real-life implications. Tosatto, Guy. Au fil du trait de Matisse à Basquiat.” Oeuvres sur papier du Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée naional d’art moderne. Exh. cat. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1998: 23, 155. Jonas Burgert’s spaces are theatre stages. He is not looking through a window onto the real world; instead he creates a world of his own into which he stages figures. These figures are never meant to suggest individual human beings, but allegories for the human existence. In paintings like Temple, Burgert creates a conundrum that deals with human characteristics and qualities. The attitude of single-heartedness and the virtue of “standing tall” might remain with the main figure that, untouched by the apocalyptic surroundings, stands up for its dignity and invulnerability. Another figure, crowned with an unfamiliar headdress, is searching the ground, unaware of its environment. The atmosphere in Burgert’s paintings is often taken from a world of destruction and decay. Herein lies a visual equivalent to the many visions of the end of the world that are popular today in music, film, and literature. The leading character in Burgert’s Temple might carry the fire as does Cormac McCarthy’s boy in his 2006 novel, The Road. A house and yard surrounded by a variety of assembled objects painted red and white. These vary from natural objects like beach rocks to such man made objects as an anchor and pieces of machinery. Through reading, speaking and listening, pupils share and document their developing views and ideas, to understand why artists , craftspeople , architects , film makers and designers work in the ways that they do, make decisions and use this to inform their own creative actions. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Fortunately, there have been significant advances in treatment leading to improved survival rates. These improved survival rates have resulted in increased attention to late effects or residual treatment effects. For instance, some breast cancer survivors report negative changes in cognitive function attributed to chemotherapy-related treatments. Music cognition, a form of cognition, however, does not seem to be negatively affected by chemotherapy. The goal of this study was to explore the relationships between music cognition and standard cognitive domains in breast cancer survivors compared to age and education matched healthy women.

Walentini, Joseph. Thomas Nozkowski.” Abstract Art Online, 1 March 2006. The Italians love to sing and with their famous tradition in Opera that comes as no surprise. But outside of their native land not many Italian Rock singers are that well known. So here is a selection of some of the best male solo artists that the country has produced. Painting Local Views and locally inspired subjects: If you have acquired the skill and ability to paint to a high standard, with attractive style, you are virtually certain to be able to sell LOCAL scenes in any area of outstanding beauty or visual interest. If you live in (or near to) a prime location, with a lot of seasonal visitors, there is a ready-made hungry market, and this is obviously something easily exploited by the savvy artist. Dileo, C., & Zanders, M. (2005). In-between: Music Therapy with Inpatients Awaiting a Heart Transplant. In C. Dileo & J. Loewy (Eds.), Music Therapy at the End of Life (pp. 65-76). Cherry Hill, NJ: Jeffrey Books. Chang, Y. H., Oh, T. H., Lee, J. W., Park, S. C., Seo, I. Y., Jeong, H. J., & Kwon, W. A. (2015). Listening to music during transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy decreases anxiety, pain and dissatisfaction in patients: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Urologia Internationalis, 94(3), 337-341. Artspace may make available the Artspace Auctions where sellers may offer goods for sale by auction to the highest bidder. Artspace is independent from the buyers and sellers that participate in the Artspace Auctions and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee or fiduciary relationship is intended or created by the operation of the Artspace Auctions. Artspace may, but is not obligated to provide intermediary services between the buyer and sellers using Artspace Auctions. Artspace reserves the right in its sole discretion and at any time including during an auction to refuse or revoke permission for sellers to offer goods or for buyers to submit bids. Salience – This occurs when music becomes the single most important activity in the person’s life and dominates their thinking (preoccupations and cognitive distortions), feelings (cravings) and behaviour (deterioration of socialised behaviour). For instance, even if the person is not actually listening to music they will be constantly thinking about the next time that they will be (i.e., a total preoccupation with music). Inada, M. (2007). From performer to container: A psychiatric group with a musically accomplished client. British Journal of Music Therapy, 21(2), 53-57.

We knew that Mary had sung in her church choir and was familiar with many old hymns. In fact, even with her inability to sustain any intelligible sounds, she participated in weekly music therapy sessions on her hospital unit, silently smiling at the old tunes. With encouragement, she would attempt to sing along. I could see that her problem resulted in part from lack of coordination between her breathing and her attempts to form a sound, so I asked her to tap her finger as she tried to make a sound. Just that rhythm imparted enough coordination to gain some success, and soon she could sustain the tone for longer. For forty years this space has been a place of beauty and escape. A place to let your mind wander freely. Our doors have been wide open and welcoming to visitors from rural West Texas and far beyond. And we know that they will be again soon. This unique and trying time will end. New visitors will see the space for the first time, returning visitors will enjoy it with fresh eyes and free hearts. That day is coming and we will look forward to seeing each of you at the Old Jail Art Center again very soon. Baro, Gene. 30 Years of American Print Making: Including The 20th National Print Exhibition. New York: The Brooklyn Museum, 1976: 65-66, 137. In the United States, music therapy has been a recognized treatment since after the end of World War II. At this time, nurses and doctors saw first-hand how patients responded to music as a way to cope with the physical and emotional trauma caused from their time at war. When the power of music as a healing process was witnessed, there was a push to institute an educational program for people to professionally practice music in a medical setting; this was the birth of music therapy. Now therapists are armed with the latest tools and equipment to help patients with their specific needs and goals. These figures, impressive as they are, do not begin to convey the astounding success at auction of a handful of Chinese artists: Zhang Xiaogang, Yue Minjun, Cai Guo-Qiang, Liu Xiaodong, and Liu Ye. The leader this year was Zeng Fanzhi, whose Mask Series No. 6 (1996) sold for $9.6 million, a record for Chinese contemporary art, at Christie’s Hong Kong in May. Thomas Nozkowski: Recent Paintings, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, May 4-28, 1988. If you want something that isnt just a tattoo-lookalike then a glittery temporary tattoo is the perfect option for you. Ideal for little girls who like to dress up as fairies or princesses, a glitter tattoo adds a touch of magic to body art. There are plenty of options for grown up girls too, with temporary tattoos for the body, face and even hair on offer. If you are off to a festival or even just out on the town then a temporary glitter tattoo is an alternative and eye-catching way to accessorise.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. American Painting 1950. 22 April – 4 June 1950. Catalogue with text by James Johnson Sweeney. Local Colour: The natural colour of an object (green grass, blue sky, etc.). Loom: An arrangement or device designed to accommodate the weaving process; it provides tension for the warp and keeps the strands in correct order. Macrame: A technique of decorative knotting requiring a series of cords, supported in a more or less parallel manner. Maquette: A small-scale model of a sculpture. Mass: The physical bulk of a solid body of material; the appearance of weight or volume of matter in space. Matte: A smooth but not shiny surface. While Krasnyansky’s shapes are decidedly distinct, the masked figures represent a multiplicity of faces” that the artist says represents how people adapt and change in different situations. Roberdeau, Wood. Untitled, 1982-1983.” Ellsworth Kelly in Dallas. Exh. cat. Dallas: Dallas Museum of Art, 2004: 42. Tepfer, Ellen. Constructing American Identity. Exh. cat. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991: 5, 19. Rosenberg, Pierre. France in the Golden Age. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1982. If the publisher is not the museum, the place of publication should be the publisher’s location. Baines, S. (2012). Music therapy as an anti-oppressive practice. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 40(1), 1-5. University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach. Graphic Abstraction in American Art: A View from the First Century. An Introduction, Part I, 20 January – 1 March 1998; Celebrating Lithography at 200, 30 June – 20 August 1998. Catalogue by Marina Freeman and edited by Constance W. Glenn. Barker, M., Bower, J., & Gentle, E. (2015). Preservation of singing functioning in a 5 year-old following severe right-sided traumatic brain injury: Insights into the neurological resilience of song from pediatric music therapy. Music and Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 7(3), 14-19. Clements-Cortes, A., & Pearson, S. (2014). Discovering community music therapy in practice: Case reports from two Ontario hospitals. International Journal of Community Music, 7(1), 93-111. Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA. Arshile Gorky: Drawings. 14 February – 5 March 1991. Catalogue with reprinted text by Diane Waldman. Gold, C. (2007). Music therapy improves symptoms in adults hospitalised with schizophrenia. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 10(3), 77. Lévy, Dominique. Drawing Then – Innovation and Influence in American Drawings of The Sixties. Exh. cat. New York: Dominique Lévy Gallery, 2016: 6-207.

The David and Alfred Smart Gallery, University of Chicago, IL. Abstract Expressionism: A Tribute to Harold Rosenberg: Paintings and Drawings from Chicago Collections. 11 October – 25 November 1979. Catalogue with text by Saul Bellow and reprints of excerpts from Rosenberg’s essays. Large Scale Works on Paper. Exh. cat. San Francisco: John Berggruen Gallery, 1991. An Exhibition of Paintings & Sculpture by Ellsworth Kelly. Exh. cat. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1968. La Rocco, Ben. Thomas Nozkowski: Max Protetch” (exhibition review). Brooklyn Rail (March 2006): illustrated. Leo Castelli’s Artists. Exh. cat. Tokyo: Galerie Nichido, 1990. Exciting, full of movement, texture. The artist worked in a spontaneous free fashion, responding as he worked. His medium is permanent once it is on, but he has initial control in its placement and in his reaction as he sees what is happening. Bower, J., Catroppa, C., Grocke, D., & Shoemark, H. (2014). Music therapy for early cognitive rehabilitation post-childhood TBI: An intrinsic mixed methods case study. Developmental neurorehabilitation, 17(5), 339-346. James Somerville produces contemporary paintings in a variety of subject matter including Still-Life, Landscape and various aspects of the built and man-made environment. He travels extensively throughout Scotland, Spain, Italy and more recently in British Columbia. All of these locations provide a source of inspiration for his art works. Lord, C., Rutter, M., & Le Couteur, A. (1994). Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised: A revised version of a diagnostic interview for caregivers of individuals with possible pervasive developmental disorders. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 24, 659-685. Recommendations are made for future research. The data from this study could be used to develop a method to define types of music listeners. Certain factors that increase the likelihood of a teen’s requiring music therapy for mental health reasons (factors such as a history of trauma, personality type and socio-economic background) may influence that teen’s listening experience in a predictable way. With this background, the clinician could create listening experiences more likely to produce the desired result. By being more aware of the client’s listening experience, the music therapist can make more intentional choices and provide better treatment. Kumar, G., & Singh, B.K. (2013). To access the role of music therapy in depression and their comparison with drug therapy. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, 4(8), 3099-3102. Linn, Judy. The W.C. #1: Trade (exhibition catalogue). New York: White Columns, 2005.